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February 10, 2004

Record order intake for Augsburg

The Augsburg marine engine division of the MAN B&W Diesel Group secured the largest order volume in the company's history in 2003--its centennial year. The company received orders for medium-speed large-bore Diesel engines with a total output of 680,000 kW to be produced in the Augsburg works. Sixty percent of these marine engines are intended for Asian shipyards in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam and twenty-five percent for German shipyards.

This is the largest order intake for the Augsburg since 1903 when the first vessels were provided with Diesel engine propulsion. During the previous record year 1938, marine engines with a total output of 635,000 kW were ordered.

The 76 engines ordered in 2003 will be produced for containerships, ferries, chemical tankers, cruise vessels, bulk carriers, tugs, RO/RO and FPSO vessels during 2004 and 2005.

Shipyards and shipping companies ordered, above all, engines of the successful 48/60 and 58/64 MAN B&W medium-speed series for vessel propulsion.

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