During maintenance technicians receive support from mtu-developed automation system Callosum MT: The service and maintenance system constantly monitors all engine-related processes. If a malfunction occurs or a routine maintenance task is due, the system informs the relevant personnel immediately and in a very precise manner. The system does not only show where a malfunction occurred but also guides the mechanics through each step of repair, giving exact information on which tools, spare parts and consumables are needed. The technicians can also view a 3D video on the mtu station installed in the engine room, explaining how to carry out the repair.
The second vessel of class F125, called “Nordrhein-Westfalen”, is set to enter service later this year. A further two of these frigates with propulsion and automation technology from mtu are to be delivered within the next two years.