MAN Energy Solutions Benelux is to provide after-sales technical support services for vessels with Erma First ballast water installations calling at ports and repair yards in Northern Europe. Using the MAN Primeserv Omnicare strategy, customers will have access to the company’s 20-strong team of marine engineers based in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
The ballast water system manufacturer, based in Perama, Greece, has now installed over 2000 systems on board more than 1,500 ships. The tie-up with MAN in Europe adds to the company’s existing after-sales service network in Canada, China, Cyprus, Greence, Japan, Latvia, India, Panama, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine and US. Erma First managing director, Konstantinos Stampedakis, commented: “We have always taken great pride in our ability to offer customers the best after-sales network in the market. This partnership with MAN Energy Solutions further strengthens our global capability as we look to assist our clients with ever more local support in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Dirk Willems, managing director at MAN Energy Solutions, Benelux, said: “MAN Energy Solutions Benelus is delighted to have agreed this partnership. We have a highly trained group of engineers in Rotterdam and Antwerp, who are ready to assist Erma First customers from northern France to north Germany, as well as the Netherlands and Belgium.”
MAN makes engineering expertise available to Erma First