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Zeppelin Power Systems concludes a long-term service contract with Viking River Cruises AG

14.06.2017

Zeppelin Power Systems (Germany and Austria) has concluded a full service maintenance contract with Viking River Cruises AG, the largest provider of river cruises worldwide. The contract runs from April 2017 and covers a 24-hour service by more than 40 vessels with more than 200 Cat engines, plying the routes from Amsterdam to the Black Sea. Zeppelin Power Systems formed its own team for the maintenance contract, within the Zeppelin Operation Center.

Since 2011, Zeppelin Power Systems has supplied Cat engines for vessels belonging to the Swiss company Viking River Cruises, and has carried out much of the warranty and service work. The full service contract that has been concluded enables the Zeppelin Operation Center to provide 24-hour customer service and very quick availability of technicians and spare parts. These services are provided thanks to a close-knit network of specialist service staff in partnership with Zeppelin Austria. Zeppelin Power Systems also guarantees maximum availability, which means high protection against risk for the customer. 

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“We’ve always been very happy with the engines and services of Zeppelin Power Systems,” explained Thomas Bogler, Vice President Nautical & Technical at Viking Cruises AG. “For us, the full service contract is an innovative step towards providing a full maintenance service for our ships. It’s certainly setting new benchmarks in the industry, and in the end will assist us greatly with budget planning.” 

Together with Viking River Cruises, Zeppelin Power Systems has completed around 50 new constructions with some 250 Cat engines at Neptun Werft. “Based on our excellent, long-standing relationship, we are pleased to say that we have now concluded a full service contract with Viking River Cruises, which we have tailored to best meet the needs of our customer,” said Volker Poßögel, Managing Director of Zeppelin Power Systems.

Passengers from the USA, UK and Australia, as well as German-speaking countries, choose Viking River Cruises for river cruises in Germany, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, China, and Egypt. The river cruise company is renowned worldwide for outstanding quality; a reputation supported by a wide variety of honors and awards, and by a service warranty.

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