MAN Energy Solutions will manage the maintenance of Wallem Group’s vessels after signing a global service agreement with the Hong Kong company.

The deal involves the supply of spares and services to MAN main engines, generators and turbochargers on Wallem-managed ships.

Covering all offices of Wallem Group, the deal will allow access to a global and local key account manager from MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of MAN Energy.

MAN PrimeServ will manage the contract from Hong Kong in close collaboration with a network of more than 100 global PrimeServ hubs.

At present, Wallem operates a 200-plus fleet of vessels from its Hong Kong head office, along with ship-management hubs in Singapore, India, Cyprus and German city, Hamburg.

The agreement protects more than 580 units of MAN Energy Solutions’ equipment aboard the Wallem fleet, which includes tankers, containerships, bulk carriers and vehicle carriers.

Wallem Group CEO Frank Coles said: “Our strategic partnership with MAN Energy Solutions comes as a part of our commitment to provide world-class customer service around the globe and deliver advanced technology-driven solutions.

“With MAN maintaining vessel engine systems, we can ensure a high level of safety, reliability and asset utilisation.”

MAN Energy Solutions Hong Kong managing director Sarath Prasannan said: “Through close dialogue and co-operation, Wallem will be able to benefit from the technology and resources at MAN, pursue joint-development projects and develop its potential optimally.

“We have a long history with Wallem and, with this agreement, wish to take our relationship to the next level and connect globally.”

Last month, MAN Energy Solutions secured an order for a battery-hybrid dual-fuel system from the Damen Gorinchem Holland shipyard.