Norwegian chooses MAN Diesel

A $US30 million service agreement has been announced between Norwegian Cruise Line and MAN Diesel & Turbo for engine maintenance over four years.

The agreement, which covers nine of the fleet’s vessels, will be handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. During the term of the agreement, the line will put two further cruise ships into service and these ships will also be incorporated into the contract.

“MAN Diesel & Turbo has been a partner to Norwegian for many years,” said Brian Swensen, senior vice president of technical operations and 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.”

Stephan Timmermann, executive board member of MAN Diesel & Turbo responsible for the Engines & Marine Systems and After-Sales Strategic Business Units, remarked: “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’s next ship, “Norwegian Breakaway”, will be launched in April 2013.

Rebecca Gibson
By Michele Witthaus
09 March 2012