MAN engine handover problems investigated

25 May 2011
MAN four-stroke diesel on the test bed at Augsburg – possible irregularities may have occurred during handover and are being investigated

MAN four-stroke diesel on the test bed at Augsburg – possible irregularities may have occurred during handover and are being investigated

According to the board of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Augsburg, indications of possible irregularities in fuel consumption test values in medium speed marine engines during handover have led to an investigation.

Following the release of interim results of the continuing inquiry, conducted by MAN’s own compliance department working with external consultants, the management board has issued a formal statement, which reads:

“The management board of MAN SE was today informed about interim results. According to these, it was possible to externally influence the fuel consumption values for four-stroke marine diesel engines obtained on test stands at MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (formerly: MAN Diesel SE) and to display results that deviated from those actually measured. The extent to which this influence possibility has been made use of in the context of handover to customers and the potential financial consequences for the MAN Group will be examined in the course of further investigations. MAN SE will continue to investigate the matter and will contact the customers concerned.

“MAN SE has informed the public prosecutor's office Munich I of the ongoing investigation and will co-operate closely with it in establishing the facts.

“The area of four-stroke marine diesel engines, which forms part of the engines and marine systems division of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, generated sales of some €371 million in the financial year 2010.

“MAN SE immediately implemented all necessary measures to comprehensively investigate the matter. The revelation and the strict handling of this issue is a direct consequence of the compliance system implemented at MAN. Unfair business practices as well as violations of laws or other rules are not tolerated by MAN.”

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