Friedrichshafen/Barcelona, October 16, 2012. The German propulsion solution specialist MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and the Spanish repair shipyard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) have recently signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement establishes technical and commercial relationships between both parties by cooperating with the shipyard to make service work and refit on MTU engines installed in yachts visiting the shipyard. Therefore the Tognum Group subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has an office directly at the shipyard. MB92 is located in the port of Barcelona and is one of the largest shipyards worldwide for the refit, service work and maintenance of super and mega yachts. Since the end of 2011, MTU has provided support on board of more than 50 yachts within MB92 facilities.
MTU is intensifying its cooperation with refit shipyards like MB92 to provide first level support on-site with a proactive service and assistance performance as well as a close linkage to captains and chief engineers for fast assessment of the yacht propulsion system. In Spain, Barcelona is MTU’s hub for yacht service, especially for super and mega yachts.
MB92 is carrying out a big expansion on their facilities and will then have a total surface of 76.000 square metres. Apart from buildings, workshops and repair docks, new facilities will incorporate a new float docking repair area for four yachts up to 200 metres in length, a dry dock for yachts up to 210 metres and an additional Syncrolift – a system for lifting vessels out of the water for maintenance and repair – with a total capacity of 4,000 tons, foreseen to be ready at the end of 2013.