Norwegian Cruise Line places a US$ 30-million service contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the fleet’s cruise liners.The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Besides the maintenance work it also covers the supply of spare parts. During the term of the agreement, two further Norwegian cruise ships will be put into service which will then also be incorporated into the contract.The order is worth US$ 30 million.
“MAN Diesel & Turbo has been a partner to Norwegian for many years,” said Brian Swensen, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations & Refurbishment for Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are pleased to enter into this service agreement for the maintenance of the engines on nine of our vessels.“
“The order from Norwegian Cruise Line represents a milestone for MAN Diesel & Turbo and for our service brand MAN PrimeServ,” says Dr. Stephan Timmermann, the Executive Board Member of MAN Diesel & Turbo responsible for the Engines & Marine Systems and After-Sales Strategic Business Units.“It is one of the first service agreements of its kind with one of our major customers and constitutes a key After-Sales success in a very exciting cruise liner business.”
To date, 52 MAN engines with 542 cylinders from various series have been produced for Norwegian Cruise Line’s vessels, including the world’s first Common Rail conversion. The company’s next ship with MAN engines, “Norwegian Breakaway”, will be launched in April 2013.