Pictured at the signing of the turbocharger contract (from right to left): Gregory M. Purdy (SVP, Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International), Wayne Jones (SVP MAN PrimeServ), Carlos Pedercini (VP, Marine Operations & Global Nautical Services, Royal Caribbean International), Michael Kontny (Director Sales, MAN PrimeServ), Evangelos P. Sampanidis (Associate VP, Fleet Management, Celebrity), Leonidas Lavdas (Fleet Director, Celebrity), Kimmo Heikkila (Director, Powerplant & Technical Systems) , Stiliyan Dimov (Manager, Global Marine Operations)
MAN PrimeServ has won the contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to retrofit the turbochargers on four ships.

The contract covers the retrofit of a total of 30 turbochargers aboard four vessels – two operated by Royal Caribbean International, and two operated by Pullmantur, along with attachment kits and technical support, said a statement from MAN.

The ships include the Grandeur and Enchantment of the Seas as well as the Horizon and Zenith.

Wayne  Jones,  Senior  Vice President and Head of MAN PrimeServ Diesel, said: “This turbocharger upgrade will not only boost engine performance but also extend engine life and support the entire operation both from a technical and cost perspective. In the end it’s an investment in sustainability.”

Gregory Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International, said: “Our ships are the best and most innovative in the world. Thus we are always eager to explore new solutions to increase their performance. We put high expectations in this turbocharger upgrade.”

“Our fleet has an outstanding reputation; our customers always expect the best vacation experience. To meet and even exceed this expectation we need reliable partners with focus on sustainability,” underlined William Baumgartner, SVP Global Marine Operations at RCCL.

Installation of the first retrofit will take place aboard Enchantment of the Seas in December 2015 during its regular sailing schedule between Florida and the Bahamas. Each installation will take approximately 10 days per engine.

The project has been and will be handled from MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger HQ in Augsburg, in close collaboration with the local MAN PrimeServ Diesel team in Fort Lauderdale (USA).