Hitachi Zosen Creates New Ship Conversion Planning Department
To strengthen its service capabilities to shipowners the world over, Hitachi Zosen has recently established a Ship Conversion Planning Department as part of the Administration Division of the Shipbuilding Headquarters. The new department began operations on April 1, 1977.
The new department is organized specifically to meet shipowners' fleet diversification requirements through ship conversions.
For this purpose, Hitachi Zosen's technologies and capabilities in the design and construction of new ships will be fully and effectively utilized.
Director Saburo Iwasaki, general manager of the Ship Administration Division, will serve concurrently as manager of the new department.
The Ship Conversion Planning Department will (1) prepare designs based on shipowners' conversion requirements and supply shipowners with plans, in close coordination with Hitachi Zosen's sales divisions and its network of overseas offices and agencies, and (2) establish a centralized information control system based on shipowners' requests and compile same using Hitachi Zosen's stock of data on design, cost estimates and construction records from the company's works and shipyards. This will greatly enhance the company's business capabilities and allow it to respond speedily to shipowners' requirements.