MAN to power seismic vessel in Norway

15 Aug 2011
Sanco Shipping, Norway has ordered a seismic vessel which will be powered by four MAN 8L32/40 engines (picture: Sanco Shipping)

Sanco Shipping, Norway has ordered a seismic vessel which will be powered by four MAN 8L32/40 engines (picture: Sanco Shipping)

MAN Diesel & Turbo reports a recent contract, signed in Frederikshavn, Denmark for the supply of four MAN 8L32/40 engines to power a seismic vessel ordered by Sanco Shipping of Norway.

The ship will be built by Kleven Maritime at its Myklebust yard in southern Norway, and is scheduled for delivery by 31 May 2013. The engines will be constructed in Augsburg, Germany, which is the headquarters of MAN Diesel & Turbo and, the company adds, is a four-stroke engine production site in its own right.

The company attributes the landing of the new order to its presence in Aalesund, an important European offshore centre, and its recent activity focused on this significant segment. MAN says that the order is strategically important in several respects. Sanco Shipping is one of the fastest growing players in the seismic survey business locally and MAN says it was chosen despite stiff competition. MAN Diesel & Turbo views the order as another step in its targeted strategy of increasing the market share in the Norwegian offshore market.

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