Tognum grows with gas turbines
Posted on October 11, 2007
Tognum’s subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen and Vericor Power Systems, based in Georgia, USA, recently signed a new contract to run until 2012 for the supply of gas turbines to be used in complete mtu marine propulsion systems.
- Long-term contract concluded with Vericor Power Systems
- Stronger demand in the marine business for complete packages providing combined gas-turbine and diesel propulsion
- mtu’s long-standing expertise in applications and systems ensures leading market position
Tognum’s subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen and Vericor Power Systems, based in Georgia, USA, recently signed a new contract to run until 2012 for the supply of gas turbines to be used in complete mtu marine propulsion systems. The existing contract for a period of two years has thus been extended to five years.
The so-called TF™50 gas turbines will be used in combination with mtu diesel engines and mtu marine electronics as complete propulsion systems in ships. The main applications are in yachts and fast ferries. The TF 50 delivers a power output of 4,118 kW (5,600 hp).
At the signing of the contract, Tognum’s Executive Board Member for Sales, Rainer Breidenbach, pointed out, “This long-term contract with Vericor will help us to secure our leading position in the development and production of complete propulsion packages in the attractive market for state-of-the-art marine systems”. These so-called CODAG systems (combined diesel and gas turbine) offer the advantages of both types of propulsion system. With longer routes or at lower speeds, the diesel engine is the sole propulsion. For maximum speeds, the gas turbine is switched on as well.
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Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles and of industrial drive systems as well as decentralized power plants, set-up in the two divisions mtu Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems and Components.
Its product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kW, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the group develops and manufactures custom-made electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.
Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to EUR 2.5 billion in 2006 with approximately 7,500 employees worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 16 subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.