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mtu marine engines from Rolls-Royce awarded China-1 certification

Posted on October 29, 2020

Rolls-Royce’s mtu Series 2000 and 4000 marine engines have been awarded the new China-1 marine certification.

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  • Power spectrum from 720 to 4,300 kW
  • Complete certification under special conditions due to global Corona pandemic

Rolls-Royce’s mtu Series 2000 and 4000 marine engines have been awarded the new China-1 marine certification. “China is our most important growth market and number one focus for our commercial marine business. This certification means we can now continue to offer our leading-edge technology to Chinese customers,” said Fu Min Chu, Vice President of Sales & Business Development at mtu China.

The China-1-certified mtu Series 2000 engines are available in 8, 10, 12 and 16-cylinder configurations, and the Series 4000 engines in 12, 16 and 20-cylinder designs – with power ratings between 720 and 4,300 kW. They are characterized by their low weight and compact size while offering high performance and reliability. The first engines with the new certification have already been sold, and some of them already dispatched. They are to be installed on a ferry in Shanghai and on boats operated by the Chinese police and customs.

To overcome the challenges posed by the Corona pandemic, the Rolls-Royce team and its partners came up with innovative solutions in order to enable the experts from Chinese classification society CCS and the Jinan Test Center to follow events on the Friedrichshafen test stand throughout. “It’s very pleasing that this Sino-German project team has grown together so well and secured certification in this manner even under the special circumstances of the Corona pandemic,” said a delighted Paul Röck, who headed the engineering activities of Rolls-Royce Power Systems in China at the time of the certification runs.

mtu engines have been in service with Chinese governmental and commercial customers since the early 1990s. Hundreds of mtu Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines have been installed in vessels of governmental organizations such as the China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) and Customs. 12- and 16-cylinder Series 2000 M72 engines are also in use on the fast ferries serving the Pearl Delta area.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. Medium-speed engines from Bergen power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15.45 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2019, Rolls-Royce invested £1.46 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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