Commercial Marine

Offshore Supply Vessels and Crew Boats for the Oil and Gas Industry

We provide robust propulsion systems for the safe supply of offshore drilling platforms, guaranteeing full functionality even in rough seas.

Providing oil and gas drilling platforms with spare parts, consumables and other supplies requires service vessels that are absolutely reliable – even in the rough waters of the North Atlantic, where massive swells and harsh weather are common occurrences. mtu propulsion systems ensure that offshore supply ships such as anchor handling supply tugs (AHTS), platform supply vessels (PSVs), oil spill recovery vessels, seismic vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and diving support vessels, service vessels and crew boats are perfectly matched for such conditions.  

mtu diesel and gas engines and generator sets are compact, robust and reliable. Featuring low lifecycle costs and maintenance-friendly design, they deliver exceptional power at low noise levels. With mtu on board, offshore supply vessels and the platforms they supply can operate confidently. As a systems provider, we can also offer auxiliary and emergency power generators and ship automation systems that are ideal for your operation and perfectly aligned with our reliable systems.

Maximum uptime

All systems designed for maximum reliability and availability.

High performance

Offshore supply and service vessels delivering up to 3,220 kW for secure operational readiness, even under extreme conditions.

Low lifecycle costs

Effective operation, low fuel consumption and long service intervals.

Worldwide network

More than 1,200 service centers provide support anywhere and anytime.

Service and supply expertise

More than 30 years’ experience as a reliable partner to the offshore service and supply industry.

Proven and trusted

mtu propulsion systems are widely respected for use in oil industry vessels by operation owners across the globe.


A full suite of monitoring and intervention features during engine operation.


Investing in new technologies such as gas-powered and hybrid engines for service vessels.

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Compact solutions

Exceptional power-to-weight ratio offers flexibility and easy integration.

Complete scope of supply

As a single source supplier, with mtu you get proven, easy installations and parts.

Expert support

Dedicated engineering support from our global application engineering centers.

Optimized design

Customized solutions for your platform supply vessel are optimized to reduce noise and heat radiation.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours and eases the installation process.

Complete support

Engineering and technical support reduces design, installation and commissioning costs.

Study support

We provide support for development studies.

Deliberate design

For basic maintenance away from the engine driving end.

Trained and proficient

Thousands of service technicians, engineers and operators have attended mtu Training Centers.


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Marine and Offshore Solution Guide

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Adjust parameters as appropriate for your ship and your emissions targets, and we will show you the perfect configuration.

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