Magsaysay and MAN DT Announce Partnership Advancing Maritime Technical Training

(Left to right): Sebastien Marchand, General Manager - MAN DT Philippines Inc.; Marlon R. Roño, Chief Operating Officer - MPRC; Tommy Rand Mølau, Head of PrimseServ Academies Denmark - MAN DT PrimeServ Denmark; and CE Romeo Piccio, Head of Operations - MTC

January 21, 2016 – Magsaysay Training Center (MTC) and MAN DT PrimeServ Academies Denmark, a branch of the Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MAN DT) considered as the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of marine and stationary diesel engines, signed a memorandum of agreement to introduce a 2-Stroke Alpha Lubricator Advanced Course and a 4-Stroke Standard Operation and Maintenance Training Course L23/30H.

The agreement was signed by Marlon Roño, Chief Operating Officer of Magsaysay People Resources Corporation; CE Romeo Piccio, Head of Operations of MTC; Tommy Rand Mølau, Head of PrimseServ Academies Denmark of MAN DT PrimeServ Denmark; and Sebastien Marchand, General Manager of MAN DT Philippines Inc. The ceremonial contract signing was held in Tower Club, Makati and was also attended by Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and CEO of A. Magsaysay, Inc.; Alex Enriquez, Institute Director of Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS); CE John Buendia, OIC of Maritime Training of MIS; and Dan Porup, Section Manager of MAN DT.

Under the agreement, the courses will be conducted at MTC and MIS using these training centers’ state-of-the-art facilities, while MAN DT PrimeServ will provide instructors, training materials and hardware for all the courses that will be offered. This new partnership will benefit seafarers and international shipping companies alike as the project is deemed to not only promote maritime technical training courses in Manila but will also enhance the competence of marine engineers to effectively operate modern ships. The courses will be opened to qualified marine personnel of any shipping company.

The new partnership strengthens MTC’s position as a reputable institution for maritime education. MTC is the award-winning skills-upgrading and training arm of the Magsaysay Group.​ 

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