MAN Opens Shipyard Service Station In China
By Jack Burke25 July 2018
MAN Energy Solutions has opened a PrimeServ Service Station/Workshop on Liuheng Island, Zhoushan, China.
The 560 m2 workshop is within the Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard Co. Ltd., the biggest privately-owned shipyard in China.
Jeffrey Ang, managing director of MAN Energy Solutions China and head of Asia Pacific Engine & Marine Systems, and Xia Songkang, general director of Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard, unveiled the new PrimeServ workshop on behalf of their respective companies. Around 50 participants from major ship owners, partners and shipyards attended the opening ceremony.
“Customer-oriented service is the key to our PrimeServ business,” said Jeffrey Ang at the opening ceremony. “The launch of the new PrimeServ service station will ensure more prompt service for ship owners calling at Xinya Shipyard for dockings and repairs.”
Services offered at the station include: onboard service for 2-stroke, 4-stroke, CPP and onsite recovery; 4-stroke cylinder head, crankshaft grinding/overhauling; FIVA/HPS overhaul; all types of fuel parts overhauling; all types of cylinder liner honing, wavecut for 2-stroke engines;certain kinds of steel parts fabrication for emergency use; piston rod grinding/induction hardening;turbocharger overhauling/reblading/balancing/ash-blasting; reconditioning for cylinder covers, piston crowns/skirts, exhaust valve spindles/seats/housings;2-stroke camshafts/chain wheels.
As the first service center acting in cooperation with a local shipyard, the PrimeServ workshop will be staffed with four engineers, one sales manager and four fitters. The service station is customized to MAN’s needs and standards with specialized tools such as a 10-ton overhead crane, dynamic balancing machine, honing machine and lathe. Besides onboard service, MAN PrimeServ will provide repair and overhaul services for diesel engines, propellers and turbochargers with the new facility.
This PrimeServ workshop is also a part of the Service Agreement between MAN and Xinya signed during MarinTec China 2017.
“With the support from MAN, we are very glad to launch the service center ahead of schedule”, said Xia Songkang. “We look forward to working together with MAN to add value to customers calling at our yard.”