MAN Diesel & Turbo and SpecTec Collaboration Takes Significant Step Forward


With the recent signing of a letter of intent, MAN Diesel & Turbo and the SpecTec Group have taken a further step towards forming a strategic partnership aimed at expanding ShipdexTM activities within the maritime sector. The partnership will also explore how the two companies can cooperate to improve their mutual customers’ experience in using their products.


One goal of the partnership is to win more shipowners over to the clear advantages of opting for the Shipdex data format that offers modern instruction manuals in electronic format, and which are applicable to both newbuildings and when replacing the maintenance systems of ships in service. Generally, shipowners stand to benefit tremendously from the improvement in data quality that Shipdex offers.


"With main-engine data accounting for more than 30% of a ship’s maintenance-management-system’s entire data-content, it is only natural for us to engage closely with the biggest CMMS provider in the market. In this way, we can increase customer satisfaction with operating engines bearing our brand," says Henrik Striboldt, Business Development Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo.


A second goal for the two companies is to explore how shipowners can benefit from the traditional pools of spare-parts catalogue data and maintenance data generally available. "The adoption of Shipdex will complement SpecTec’s AMOS suite and will significantly contribute to reducing costs, increasing quality and making accurate technical data available onboard ships. Furthermore, manufacturers and shipowners will be able to reuse – for different purposes – the same technical information produced and supplied in Shipdex format and then will obtain support ‘as operated ship status’ for their life cycle,” says Marco Vatteroni, ILS Manager, SpecTec Group.



About MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world’s leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications, with power outputs ranging from 47 kW to 87 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo also designs and manufactures gas turbines of up to 50 MW, steam turbines of up to 150 MW and compressors with volume flows of up to 1.5 million m³/h and pressures of up to 1,000 bar. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, CP propellers, gas engines, engines for locomotives and chemical reactors. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s range of goods includes complete marine propulsion systems, turbomachinery units for the oil & gas as well as the process industries and turnkey power plants. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand. The company employs around 12,500 staff at more than 100 international sites. MAN Diesel & Turbo is a company of the Power Engineering business area of MAN SE, which is listed on the DAX share index of the 30 leading companies in Germany.

About SpecTec Group
SpecTec Group is a company specialised in the offering of software and services in the field of asset management. SpecTec operates in
shipping, oil & gas, defence, energy production and distribution, land-based industry markets. Its AMOS (Asset Management Operating System) system allows the operation and control of all technical and documentation aspects within the fields of maintenance, spare-parts and stock control, purchasing and procurement, as well as quality and safety management.
In its 25 years of existence, AMOS has become the "de facto" standard in shipping and a major player in other fields of application: the use of AMOS in the energy sector is rapidly expanding, while several navies worldwide are implementing AMOS as a ‘Commercial Off The Shelf’ (COTS) software to cover their integrated logistic systems aspects. The company employs 250 staff at 24 offices in 18 countries and is the largest marine supplier of fleet management systems in the world.

Marco Vatteroni

ILS Manager

SpecTec Group

Tel. +39 334 648 2476

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Henrik Striboldt

Business Development Manager

MAN Diesel & Turbo

PrimeServ Denmark

Tel. +45 3385 1731

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