MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced an order from Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the line’s ships.  The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale. During the term of the agreement, two more Norwegian cruise ships will be put into service, which will then also be incorporated into the contract. The maintenance order is worth $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.

“The order represents a milestone for our service brand,” said 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.”

To date, 52 engines from various series have been produced for Norwegian’s vessels, including the world’s first Common Rail conversion.