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MAN sued in dispute about fuel cheating software

Norwegian carrier I.M. Skaugen is suing MAN Diesel & Turbo for approximately USD 49 million after the engine manufacturer allegedly manipulated fuel consumption figures. MAN admits to manipulation but has counterclaims against Skaugen. 

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Norwegian gas carrier I.M. Skaugen has filed a lawsuit against engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo with a claim for damages of approximately USD 49 million, the carrier confirms to ShippingWatch.

According to I.M. Skaugen, the claim arises from six medium-speed four-stroke engines ordered from MAN in 2000. After the engines arrived over the course of 2002 and 2003 and hit the water, it soon became apparent to the Norwegian carrier that the engines' fuel consumption was significantly higher than that promised to the Norwegian carrier by MAN. 

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