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Rolls-Royce and MAN Energy Solutions cooperate on turbochargers

Posted on June 24, 2021

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  • PBST distributes latest mtu turbochargers worldwide
  • Modern turbochargers reduce engine emissions without compromising performance

Rolls-Royce and MAN Energy Solutions have signed an agreement for a strategic partnership that will see MAN's PBST brand distribute state-of-the-art mtu turbochargers. "With this cooperation, we are combining our competencies - on the one hand, PBST's global sales structure for turbochargers and, on the other hand, Rolls-Royce's latest high-efficiency mtu turbocharger technology for high-speed diesel and gas engines," explains Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. 

The turbochargers developed and produced in-house by Rolls-Royce Power Systems will thus be made available in additional markets. For Rolls-Royce, this creates a new channel for sales in addition to Woodward L'Orange. PBST will include the latest generation of the mtu turbocharger family ZR1 to ZR5 in its product portfolio and will distribute them under the series name HIRO in the future.

"The mtu brand is characterized above all by its in-depth know-how in high-speed applications. Thanks to this product expansion, we are now able to offer our customers exactly the right turbocharger for their high-, medium- and low-speed applications under one roof via the PBST brand," says Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions.

The mtu turbochargers are offered on the basis of a modular system for engines in the 400 to 2,500 kilowatt power ranges in single- and two-stage versions. Rolls-Royce designs them to meet the specific requirements of various applications such as marine, rail, construction, heavy land vehicles and power supply. "Advanced turbocharging helps engines achieve low fuel consumption and high power over a wide speed range. It is an important building block for meeting increasingly stringent emission requirements in the future - without compromising engine performance or efficiency," explains Dr. Otto Preiss, Chief Technology Officer and COO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. "With the aim of offering new propulsion and energy solutions for a climate-neutral future, we are also currently working on electrically assisted turbochargers for greater agility and lower fuel consumption, as well as on turbocharger concepts for fuel cells."

Info box Turbocharger:
The power of an internal combustion engine can be increased by turbocharging. A turbocharger compresses the air so that more oxygen flows into the combustion chamber. This allows more fuel to burn, and engine output increases accordingly. The turbocharger is driven by the exhaust gas, which makes turbocharged diesel and gas engines very efficient.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have
    pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030
    [excluding product testing] and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020,
    affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in
    which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and
    employs around 9,000 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.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and
    leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and
    nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on
    research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University
    Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of
    scientific research.
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