Nakilat’s LNG ships are now covered by MAN PrimeServe, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, following the signing of a 10-year Engine Management Concept (EMC) maintenance agreement with STASCO, the shipping division of Royal Dutch Shell.
The agreement covers maintenance management, planning, assistance from PrimeServ superintendent engineers and fitters, as well as spare parts for 25 LNG carriers (14 Q-Max and 11 Q-Flex).
Each LNG carrier is equipped with two type MAN B&W 7S70ME-C or 6S70ME-C main engines, and four type 9L32/40 or 8L32/40 auxiliary engines and turbochargers.
The LNG fleet will call regularly to Ras Laffan, Qatar, where MAN PrimeServ and Qatar Navigation are establishing a 6000 m² service center that will serve EMC vessels and other ships visiting Qatar. The service center will specialize in fuel equipment, turbochargers, governors, overhauls and retrofits.