Systems Solutions for Naval Vessels

mtu engines and propulsion systems are playing an important role of many countries’ armed forces. For more than half a century, we have been as much at home on the sea as you are. It is this experience and expertise that makes us such a strong partner – worldwide, whatever mission you are on.

Our naval ship propulsion systems are based on the mtu commercial marine engine portfolio, thousands of which operate successfully all over the world. They are modified according to the special requirements of navy ship and governmental vessels. mtu engines for naval ships cover a broad power range from 300 to 10,000 kW, ensuring that every vessel in your fleet has just the right propulsion.

High power density, low weight, compact design, and mechanical and thermal stability characterize mtu engines, just as much as simple operation, straightforward maintenance and low lifecycle costs. We are system partners. Our expertise in ship applications encompasses every possible propulsion configuration, including engineering services, hardware and software which these configurations require. No matter how extraordinary your requirements, we can supply you with a complete, fully integrated propulsion system.

Impressive range of power

We offer a range of powerful and reliable propulsion systems for every kind of navy ship, from 400 to 10,000 kW.

Efficient and economical

Dynamic responsiveness comes from high power density, while our naval ship engines boast excellent low load behavior and low fuel consumption.

Combined propulsion systems

We offer a high level of redundancy, flexibility and availability. If your application requires it, we can design a combined propulsion system such as diesel and diesel (CODAD), diesel and gas (CODAG), diesel or gas (CODOG) as well as diesel electric or gas (CODELOG).

A dedicated PSI team

We are offering a dedicated Propulsion System Integration (PSI) team to give you a competitive edge in terms of economy, environmental compatibility and performance.

Integrated Automation System

mtu NautIQ Marine automation Systems allows your operators to monitor and control the whole propulsion plant, the on-board power supply and the entire vessel.

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)

ILS is designed to keep your navy ship engines and systems up and running for their entire lifetimes, but in a customized way that fits your needs.

System Solutions

Our unrivaled expertise in system engineering encompasses every possible propulsion configuration, including engineering services as well as the hardware and software which these configurations require.

Modernization of navy ships

We are specialized in the modernization of propulsion and automation systems in order to futureproof and extend the life of your fleet. More and more navies and coast guards consider a modernization a cost-effective way to preserve and improve their fleet.

Emissions Reduction Technologies

mtu solutions has always played a leading role in developing environmentally friendly engines and, in particular, solutions for reducing emissions.

Propulsion systems tailored to your specific demands ship

The higher the requirements and the more specific the application, the more the need for an mtu engine or complete system solution including gearbox and shaft line and propeller.

Destroyers, frigates, and corvettes

Equipped with mtu engines and propulsion systems, corvettes, frigates and destroyers are superbly equipped for their demanding tasks. Benefits of our engines include a high power concentration at low weight and excellent maneuverability.


Mine countermeasure vessels

At mtu solutions we’ve always been a leader in the development of propulsion systems with low magnetic and acoustic signatures. And this is exactly what you're looking for in an engine if you're operating mine countermeasure vessels.

Offshore Patrol Vessels

Uneventful patrols on the high seas can suddenly turn into serious operations. When they do, you need a robust propulsion system which keeps going whatever the situation.     


Amphibious and support vessels  

Amphibious and support vessels might not be active on the front, but they're still vital for transport troops and equipment where it is needed. That’s why they need the best and most reliable propulsion systems around. Our ultra-reliable propulsion systems ensure you always arrive on time.


High Speed Patrol Vessels

With a wide range of duties including police, coast guard, border control and customs, inshore patrol vessels need propulsion systems with very fast responses..

mtu marine solutions from bridge to propeller

As a leading solution provider for integrated marine propulsion systems, we offer the complete portfolio individually for your application. Learn more about our complete range of solutions or jump directly to your topic:
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System Solutions

Our propulsion is with you all the way, from planning and design to operation. Our expertise in ship applications encompasses every possible propulsion configuration, including engineering services, hardware, and software. No matter how extraordinary your requirements, we can supply tailor-made solutions for vessels ranging from small patrol boats to destroyers.

Propulsion solutions

We deliver a wide range of combined and hybrid propulsion systems customized to your needs. You can rely on us to design, build, and integrate the complete propulsion system including gearbox, shaftline, propeller/waterjet, optional battery modules for e-Drive systems and automation systems. Our e-Drive systems are ideal if you are looking for minimum emissions, lower operating costs and maximum ease of use.

Engines and generators

mtu marine engines and generators are engineered to meet the durability and performance needs of marine applications. Our portfolio offers lower fuel consumption, especially in dynamic position operations for greater fuel savings and emission reduction. Longer periods between overhauls through LCC optimisation allow for higher utilisation of vessels and thus greater efficiency.

720 – 10,000 kW
965 – 13,410 bhp

Our solutions for green shipping

With our Net Zero Programme, we aim to make shipping greener together with shipping companies, shipyard operators and shipmasters. Learn here how we are consistently implementing the path in the future with e-fuels or fuel cells.

Automations and control solutions

We are one of the world’s leaders in propulsion and power generation systems for marine applications all over the world. Modern engine management systems handle the control and monitoring of the hardware and enable perfect performance. Our ship automation systems mtu NautIQ are designed to offer the ideal combination of performance and precision individually for your applications from a wide range of solutions.

Delivering actionable insights through digital solutions

Our digital platform mtu Go is being developed as the primary source for you and your service network to analyze system data quickly, determine important action steps, and plan them optimally. With a growing number of mtu Go features you can easily connect, remotely monitor, efficiently maintain and proactively manage your engines, systems, assets and global fleets like never before.

Lifecycle solutions

mtu supplies a complete propulsion solution. Our engineers provide extensive analysis, documentation and risk mitigation services as well as integrated mechanical, electrical and electronic interfaces.

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75% of our business today is related to large and legacy engines. Our portfolio of service solutions for these is therefore correspondingly broad. Learn more about this portfolio from
Daniel Ramoli, Director Service Sales Marine & Governmental.

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Our propulsion is with you all the way, from planning and design to operation and service. Our expertise in ship applications encompasses every possible propulsion configuration, including engineering services, hardware, and software. No matter how extraordinary your requirements, we can supply tailor-made solutions.

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mtu NautIQ Foresight is a Fleet & Health Management System. It allows you to monitor
and have full control over the technical condition of your vessels from bridge
to propeller. It provides support for the maintenance and upkeep 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week – and thus helps minimize vessel downtime.

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