MAN Diesel & Turbo today said it had won the engine-supply contract from Fincantieri for newbuildings ordered by Costa Asia and P&O Cruises Australia, three ships in total.
Each vessel will feature 2 × 14V48/60CR + 3 × 8L48/60CR medium-speed MAN engines, providing 62,400 kW installed power. The engines will be delivered to Fincantieri’s shipyards in Monfalcone (Trieste) and Marghera (Venice) between August 2017 and September 2019.
Lex Nijsen– Head of Four-Stroke Marine – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “We are extremely pleased with the continuation of what has been a very positive development for us within the cruise segment since our first breakthrough at Fincantieri and Carnival. Our company’s firm approach of the risk-controlled introduction of new technologies to the market over many years is bearing fruit and fully in line with the very high safety, reliability and environmental standards demanded by the cruise business.”
Sokrates Tolgos – Head of Sales, Cruise & Ferry – MAN Diesel & Turbo, added: “The recently increased number of new cruise customers opting for MAN engines encourages us to maintain our focus on continuous innovation without compromising quality or reliability. This new order is an exceedingly positive milestone and bodes well for our future growth in this market, which has always been a frontrunner for developing sensitivity for the environment, emission reduction, and state-of-the-art technology.”