[By: MAN Energy Solutions]
MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales service model of MAN Vitality Options, has signed a long-term service settlement (LTSA) with GIE Dragages-Ports, which incorporates inspection kits and preventative upkeep companies in addition to distant help (PrimeServ Help) and engine-fluid evaluation (PrimeServ LAB).
The Samuel de Champlain dredger (117 m, 8,500 m³) belongs to GIE Dragages-Ports, headquartered in Rouen, and is fitted out and operated by the Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint-Nazaire (Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port).
Three years in the past, the vessel was transformed to LNG, which concerned changing its diesel mills with 3 × MAN 6L35/44DF engines that may run on diesel gas and fuel; concurrently, an LNG storage system was additionally put in on board. The conversion of the Samuel de Champlain to liquefied pure fuel was the primary of its type in Europe.
“Primarily based on the expertise we had with MAN Vitality Options when changing the dredger, we needed to resume our belief within the MAN Vitality Options staff that has a substantial amount of experience,” remarked Hubert Louys, Upkeep Supervisor for Dragages-Ports.
“We’re completely satisfied to proceed our partnership on this mission past the set up of the brand new engine, carried out in 2019. Work to optimise upkeep plans has since been carried out in shut collaboration with GIE to make sure the dredger’s elevated availability,” acknowledged Jordan Morvan, Venture Supervisor, MAN Vitality Options France.
The MAN 35/44DF engine
The MAN 35/44DF propulsion answer has distinctive efficiency standards and a small environmental footprint. Its choice was resulting from sure, essential traits, together with:
an excellent load capability – able to dealing with the big load fluctuations typical in dredging functions;
the choice of dredging repeatedly in fuel mode (Tier III) with out swapping to diesel mode (Tier II);
the flexibility to start out in fuel mode for minimal NOx emissions from the beginning of operations.
The services herein described on this press launch aren’t endorsed by The Maritime Government.