Commercial Marine

Marine Gensets

mtu ship generators come in a wide variety and with customizable elements, enabling you to find a solution that is just right for your needs.

We offer a complete marine genset portfolio for commercial applications, including hybrid solutions and marine diesel generators - from 5 to 3220 kW - for auxiliary and emergency power generation and diesel-electric propulsion. Obtainable as 50/60 Hz versions, mtu marine generator sets feature numerous options and accessories such as sound shields, control panels and PTOs for fire fighting pump drives. High uptime and a long TBO of up to 42,000 hours ensure both economical operation and reliable performance. As a systems supplier specializing in generator sets and automation systems, we configure complete propulsion solutions, implementing the best possible technologies for your needs.  From cost-efficient pre-engineered standardized marine gensets designed and qualified by our central engineering headquarters in Germany to customized, advanced solutions - as well as variable speed generator sets - our quality and reliability have been proven in the field, all over the world, for decades.

Available for prompt delivery, mtu constant-speed gensets are easy to configure thanks to their modular design. This helps shorten project timeframes while enabling our global network of partners and distributors to provide complete solutions backed by our factory engineers. Local content requirements can be met by means of global component sourcing and worldwide manufacturing options. Our customers benefit from our one-stop shop philosophy and our commitment to comprehensive service and support, provided through our global 24/7 customer assistance center and service network comprising over 1,200 locations worldwide.

15 %

lower fuel consumption at part load

20 %

lower maintenance costs

42,000 hours

of TBO reduces lifecycle costs

Flexible power for lower lifecycle costs

mtu marine gensets utilize a flexible system with advanced technology, which makes for a super-efficient operation. Variable speed gensets maximize operational flexibility and therefore minimize your operating costs. Our patented Superior System Controller (SSC) is able to determine the best operating point in the engine’s performance map in relation to electrical power demand. And for customers who prefer to use a marine generator of their choice, we offer a precise simulation and calculation to ensure a safe, economical operation.  


  • Lower fuel consumption at part load, up to 15%*
  • Longer maintenace intervals and up to 20%* lower maintenance costs
  • Lower noise signature  


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