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MAN Diesel SAS Inaugurates Saint-Nazaire PrimeServ Academy

Posted on April 6, 2009

PrimServ Academy, the new MAN Diesel training center, which represents a significant part of an active customer-service-related strategy, was recently inaugurated in Saint-Nazaire, France. Located in the heart of the St.-Nazaire plant, the PrimeServ Academy showcases diesel engine know-how and will be a place of diesel engine maintenance and operation-related training both for power plants and marine applications.

The new academy is the natural evolution of the Diesel School, which has received 7,000 trainees from 125 different countries over the last 35 years. The PrimeServ Academy will also act as support for the internal training of new MAN Diesel engineers, technicians and workers. In 2008 alone, 52 people were recruited under permanent contract.

The academy will also boost the know-how of the site, a leading production plant and services center and key to MAN Diesel’s industrial strategy. The vast resources put at the disposal of the PrimeServ Academy will allow it to meet the important training demands generated by the recent order from EDF.

The EDF order covers the delivery of 54 large 18V48/60 MAN Diesel engines for a total power of 1,025 MW. These engines will all be assembled in Saint-Nazaire and will be installed in 6 turnkey power plants in French overseas departments and in Corsica. Connection to the grid is scheduled between 2010 and 2012.

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