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Monday, September 10, 2018 

At a signing ceremony at SMM in Hamburg, MAN Energy Solutions signed an agreement to extend its partnership with Mercy Ships, international provider of charitable healthcare, for a further two years with an option to extend the agreement again at that time.

MAN Energy Solutions is continuing as sponsor of the Africa Mercy hospital ship. Mercy Ships will receive further spare-parts free of charge for the MAN installations aboard the Africa Mercy – worth a total of €500,000 – divided over the two years leading up to December 31, 2020.

MAN and Mercy Ships’ partnership started in 2010 with the delivery of four 5L21/31 genset engines at a favourable cost. The relationship continued in 2014 when MAN supplied services and training for the maintenance of the engines. Then at SMM 2016 entered a sponsorship agreement which saw delivery of spare parts worth €750.000 to the Africa Mercy free of charge.

Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Mercy Ships and to support such a worthy cause that provides crucial medical treatment to some of the world’s most deprived people. MAN Energy Solutions’ support of the Africa Mercy is important as it reflects our sense of social responsibility and the ethical way we seek to do business.”

CEO and Chairman of Mercy Ships Denmark Jens-Erik Engelbrecht said: “The extension of the agreement between MAN Energy Solutions and Mercy Ships supports and ensures the important work of powering our hospital ship, Africa Mercy. The professional day-to-day support and cooperation with MAN Energy Solutions to provide electricity and power is fantastic. The agreement releases substantial funds to help Mercy Ships bring hope and healing by providing free surgery to people in West Africa that have very little access to necessary medical care.”

Africa Mercy is a converted Danish rail ferry, built in 1980, and includes a fully equipped hospital with facilities for 400 live-aboard volunteers. She is a fully operational sea-going vessel, and officially classed as a passenger ship.

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