17Dec

North Sea Trawler Receives Quick Turnaround

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently completed a noteworthy job, carrying out a turbocharger retrofit with just five weeks. The vessel in question, Faeroese trawler, ‘Sjurdaberg’, was constructed in 1985 and has successfully operated in the North Sea for over 30 years. Equipped with a 1984-built MAN 9L28/32A Alpha engine and NA34/K turbocharger, the trawler has accumulated more than 115,000 operating hours in one of the world’s major fishing grounds. Gottfried Eberle, Head of Turbocharger Retrofit – MAN Diesel & Turbo – said: “During the retrofit, we replaced the original axial MAN NA34/K unit with a modern, radial MAN TCR20 turbocharger. The main advantages of the new turbocharger are its small size and efficiency, and its short reaction time.