SMM: MTU Exhibits Its Propulsion Systems (Germany)

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SMM: MTU Exhibits Its Propulsion Systems (Germany)

From 4 to 7 September, the Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen will present its propulsion and system solutions for yachts, commercial ships and military vessels at this year’s SMM shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology trade fair in Hamburg (stand 305, hall A3).

This will include main propulsion engines delivering up to 7,400kW (9,920bhp), on-board gensets for commercial vessels in the power range from 5 to 3,000kW (7 to 4,025bhp) and combined propulsion systems with diesel engines and gas turbines with a power output of up to 35MW (46,900bhp). In the field of automation, the company will display a new control console for megayachts. Comprehensive “MTU ValueCare” service products including customized service contracts, original MTU spare parts or consumables such as coolants, engine oil and engine filters will complement the product portfolio.

MTU provides propulsion solutions for marine applications like naval and governmental vessels, tug boats, offshore vessels, fast ferries and yachts.  MTU supplies complete propulsion packages that include all subsystems such as gearboxes, propellers, onboard power supply systems and integrated ship automation systems. The range of products is complemented by extensive services provided under the MTU ValueCare program.

Power offshore

Support vessels in the offshore oil & gas industry need to be able to transport personnel and cargo safely and reliably, even in rough seas. For crew transfer boats such as Turbine Transfer’s “Foryd Bay”, Petrobras’ platform supply vessels (PSV) or offshore supply ships such as the ones for Seacor Marine, MTU offers advanced solutions.

In the offshore wind industry, vessels benefit from MTU’s diesel-electric solutions. Installing the bulky towers in rough seas presents a real challenge for the workboats’ propulsion systems. RWE Innogy had its offshore installation vessels equipped with an MTU diesel-electric system for dynamic vessel positioning and reliable operation of all ship systems in powerful tidal currents and at high wind speeds. It is due to these advanced engine technologies that MTU’s diesel-electric propulsion solutions have since drawn the attention of large renown international naval architectural firms such as Robert Allen and Guido Perla.

Implementing key technologies

The manufacture of diesel engines for marine applications at MTU has a long tradition. High-speed and compact four-stroke diesel engines have been developed and manufactured since the 1930s.

The most significant challenge development of next generation diesel engines is compliance with future exhaust gas emission limits, while also ensuring low fuel consumption. MTU will continue in its role as a leader in technology in order to provide its customers with innovative propulsion systems which give them the essential competitive edge in terms of economy, environmental compatibility and performance. Key technologies for clean and efficient diesel engines are developed in-house. By combining turbocharging, fuel injection, electronic monitoring and control systems, in addition to advanced combustion technology, MTU’s engineers continually optimized the in-engine technologies to the point where no additional external aftertreatment is necessary to comply with emission standards.

If in-engine optimization is no longer sufficient to meet the more stringent emission requirements, then exhaust gas aftertreatment such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is added. As a result, system solutions deliver minimized fuel consumption with low exhaust emission and long engine life.


Press Release, September 05, 2012

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