MAN PrimeServ signs maintenance agreement with Teekay
Bermuda-based shipping company Teekay Shipping has hired MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of MAN Diesel & Turbo, for maintenance services related to its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The new EMC (Engine Management Concept) contract is for the maintenance of the ‘Oak Spirit’, ‘Creole Spirit’ and ‘Torben Spirit’, sisters from Teekay’s 173,400-m3 LNG carrier series. Under the agreement, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Copenhagen will deliver maintenance management and spare parts, while MAN Diesel & Turbo, Shanghai will take care of the service provision for the engines. The EMC is a tailor-made service model that is customised to suit each individual customer’s special requirements. Operating on a fixed budget, MAN PrimeServ takes care of equipment, planned and unplanned maintenance, the dispatching of personnel, and the provision of spare parts – a natural task for the engine designer. MAN Diesel & Turbo reports the adoption of the EMC by the shipping industry as a paradigm change within maintenance as, traditionally, shipowners have taken care of maintenance themselves in what is generally a conservative industry.