Royal Caribbean Picks MAN PrimeServ Turbochargers
German services company MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger will retrofit the turbochargers aboard four cruise liners owned by Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises’ (RCCL).
The contract covers the retrofit of a total of 30 turbochargers aboard four vessels – two operated by Royal Caribbean International, and two operated by Pullmantur, a wholly-owned RCCL subsidiary, along with attachment kits and technical support.
The vessels Grandeur of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas – equipped with four 12V48/60 MAN engines – will be retrofitted with sixteen TCA55 turbochargers, while the vessels Horizon and Zenith – equipped with two 9L40/54B and five 6L40/54B engines – will be retrofitted with four NA40/S and ten NA34/S turbochargers.
“This turbocharger upgrade will not only boost engine performance but also extend engine life and support the entire operation both from a technical and cost perspective. In the end it’s an investment in sustainability,” Wayne Jones, Senior Vice President and Head of MAN PrimeServ Diesel, said.
Installation of the first retrofit will take place aboard Enchantment of the Seas in December 2015 during its regular sailing schedule between Florida and the Bahamas. Each installation will take approximately ten days per engine.
The project has been and will be handled from MAN PrimeServ Turbocharger HQ in Augsburg, in close collaboration with the local MAN PrimeServ Diesel team in Fort Lauderdale (USA).