Special-Purpose Ships

From fireships and rescue boats to survey and research vessels, no matter what specialized task your vessel performs, we can provide the right propulsion system.

To fulfill your commitments concerning safety at sea or other special tasks, we offer dedicated solutions for special-purpose vessels. They are ideal for fireships, rescue vessels, oil spill combating vessels, research vessels, pilot vessels and survey ships, buoy laying vessels, dredgers, icebreakers or SWATH ships – to name just a few. Among such a diverse range of ships, each with its own complex requirements for drive systems, there’s no partner like us. With special solutions to operate in Gas-Protected Operation modes or to enable operations even during and after capsizing, we develop special features for special needs.

Our diesel and gas engines provide high performance and reliability across the full 261 kW (Series S60) to 10,000 kW (Series 8000) power range. With high torque levels, excellent performance response characteristics and intelligent controls, our engines react quickly and dynamically even under maximum load. This provides for powerful acceleration and the highest levels of maneuverability in any water or swell – and even in ice. And as a system provider, we supply more than just engines; we also offer the ideal gensets for onboard power generation and intelligent ship automation systems.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Low lifecycle costs

Effective operation, low fuel consumption and long service intervals.

Peace of mind

Maximize availability and optimize lifecycle costs with a ValueCare Agreement.

ValueCare service

Protect your investment with MTU-certified technicians, genuine parts and training.

Worldwide network

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

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Customized Solutions

Propulsion systems engineered to match the requirements of your vessels.

Explosion Protection

Drive systems available for gas-protected operation (GPO), as well as ATEX solutions.

Safe maneuvering

High power reserves and state-of-the-art automation solutions.

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.

Individual system solutions

Ideal solutions for complex tasks from a trusted system supplier and advisor.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours.

Industry leader

Decades of experience and expertise ensure peace of mind.

Complete support

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

Study support

We provide support for development studies.

Need help finding the perfect product or system?

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Commercial Marine Brochure

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Marine and Offshore Solution Guide

Diesel Engines, Propulsion Systems, Generator Sets, Automation

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Commercial Marine ValueCare Agreements

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Digital Solutions for Marine Applications

Modern engine management systems handle the control and monitoring of the hardware and enable perfection of performance. The right combination of power and precision.

MTU Propulsion Configurator

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

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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.

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Marine Automation

Tailored to your requirements by people who know your vessel inside-out: us.

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