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MAN PrimeServ clinches large retrofit contract from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

MAN PrimeServ clinches large retrofit contract from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
MAN PrimeServ has won the contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd to retrofit the turbochargers aboard 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.

Grandeur of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas – both equipped with 4 × 12V48/60 MAN engines – will be retrofitted with 16 × TCA55 turbochargers, while the vessels Horizon and Zenith – both equipped with 2 × 9L40/54B and 5 × 6L40/54B engines – will be retrofitted with 4 × NA40/S and 10 × NA34/S turbochargers.

Speaking at RCCL headquarters in Miami, Wayne Jones, svp 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, svp, marine operations, Royal Caribbean International, said: 'we are always eager to explore new solutions to increase our ships' performance. We put high expectations in this turbocharger upgrade.'

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.