In an agreement worth US$30 million, MAN Diesel & Turbo is to provide maintenance for the engines of nine vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line.
Set to run for four years, the service agreement with the US-based line will be managed by MAN PrimeServ service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will include the supply of spare parts. During the term of the agreement, the line will introduce two more ships, which will also be covered by the contract.
“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.”
Executive board member of MAN Diesel & Turbo Stephan Timmermann added: “The order from Norwegian Cruise Line represents a milestone for MAN Diesel & Turbo and for our service brand MAN PrimeServ. 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.”
Norwegian Cruise Line has installed 52 MAN engines in its vessels over the years. Norwegian Breakaway, which will be launched in April 2013, will also have engines from the company.