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Rolls-Royce delivers mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack for mega yacht to be built by Turquoise Yachts

Posted on September 28, 2022

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  • New 76m displacement mega yacht from Turquoise to be equipped with hybrid propulsion
  • mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack encompasses two 12V 4000 M65L engines fulfilling IMO III emissions directive and complete hybrid system

Rolls-Royce has received an order from Turkish yacht builder Turquoise Yachts to supply an mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack for a newbuilt 76m displacement mega yacht. The yacht will be equipped with a Rolls-Royce integrated mtu hybrid propulsion system, comprising two mtu 12-cylinder Series 4000 M65L engines with SCR system, fulfilling the strict IMO III emissions directive. The system also includes two gearboxes, two e-motors and electric cooling systems, two variable speed gensets, a battery system and electrical power management system and the mtu NautIQ Blue Vision NG hybrid automation system which monitors and controls the hybrid propulsion system. The mtu system allows for fully electric operation when necessary, for example for anchoring without exhaust gases and maneuvering in port, helping to protect the climate and offering even more comfort on board. The mtu hybrid system is set to be delivered in 2023, the yacht is to be commissioned in 2025. Turquoise will also build a second yacht with a conventional mtu propulsion system.  

Mehmet Karabeyoğlu, Partner of Turquoise Yachts, said: “With this new project we are setting new standards for comfort and environmental protection in a mega yacht. We are happy to have found Rolls-Royce as the right partner for this endeavor.”  

Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said: “The cooperation with Turquoise is another fantastic milestone in our efforts to make shipping in general and also the yacht application greener and more climate-friendly with our mtu power and propulsion solutions. We are proud to be pioneering hybrid solutions in the mega yacht segment together with Turquoise Yachts.”  

Ali Guzel, CEO of Rolls-Royce Solutions Türkiye said: “We are happy and proud to work with Turquoise, one of the most important companies in the segment. This innovative project is very prestigious for us and we expect an excellent outcome for both parties.”

The mtu hybrid portfolio offers flexible propulsion solutions for yachts, ferries, tugs and windfarm vessels. The mtu Hybrid PropulsionPacks are offered in a power range from 1,119 kW to 4,300 kW per diesel engine plus 165 kW to 743 kW per electric motor for each drive train. The maximum propulsion power is 10,000 kW per vessel. To ensure the optimum propulsion solution for each type of ship, Rolls-Royce offers a modular hybrid kit with standardized components. The mtu hybrid system serves as the basis for a future standard architecture with other new sustainable technologies. One example for such climate-friendly technologies that could be integrated are the mtu high-speed methanol engines which Rolls-Royce is currently developing as a pioneer in the marine industry. First mtu methanol engines are already on order for delivery in 2026.  

Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems with its mtu solution brand is currently transforming from an engine manufacturer to a provider of integrated sustainable propulsion and energy solutions. With the sustainability programme “Net Zero at Power Systems”, Power Systems is taking concrete steps towards climate-friendly and climate-neutral solutions in all applications. For example, from 2023, the company is releasing its mtu Series 2000 and 4000 engines for sustainable fuels such as e-diesel and HVO (renewable diesel), thus enabling climate-neutral mobility. In addition to the use of sustainable fuels, the company is building on new technologies such as methanol engines and CO2-free fuel cell systems, which could also be used in yachts.


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 and is intensively engaged in the development of climate-neutral solutions.  
  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 £10.95 billion in 2021, underlying operating profit was £414m and we invested £1.18 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.
  5. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a publicly traded company (LSE:RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).

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