Fincantieri and Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) have signed  an exclusive cooperation agreement in the field of ship repair and conversions aimed at serving the cruise ships based in China.

The understanding includes the development of technical skills, project management, and logistics procedures.

Fincantieri, through its dedicated Ship Repair and Conversion business unit, will provide its technical expertise, which, combined with the first class shipyard facilities of HRDD, will offer fundamental support to the emerging Chinese cruise sector and to the main foreign cruise companies which will operate on the local market, said a joint statement. 

HRDD is located near the new cruise terminal in Shanghai and has five drydocks available.

Fincantieri established a branch office in Shanghai in 2004.