Commercial Marine

Push Boat and Cargo Ship Engines

We deliver reliable propulsion systems for cost-effective and trouble-free operation.

For inland cargo vessels, competitive position and financial success depend on reliable and timely operation. We provide the foundation for this with propulsion systems designed specifically for inland ships and coastal freighters. Our compact and robust diesel and gas barge engines and cargo ship engines play an integral part in the efficient transportation of containers, bulk cargo and commodities, thanks to their low fuel and oil consumption, long service intervals and easy on-board maintenance.

With high safety levels, long service life and exceptionally maintenance-friendly design, mtu barge propulsion systems help your fleet stay productive and avoid downtime.  mtu engines cover a wide performance range, from 261 kW (Series S60) to 3200 kW (Series 4000) and are designed with advanced technology to meet all current emissions regulations. In addition to powerful and low-emission cargo ship engines, our experience as a full system provider enables us to offer perfectly compatible onboard power generators and ship automation systems  from a single source.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Low lifecycle costs

Effective operation, low fuel consumption and long service intervals.

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.

Easy to use

Designed for simple operation and straightforward maintenance.

Digital solutions

Make better decisions more quickly with a full range of digital tools.

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Expert engineering support

Providing extensive analysis, risk mitigation services and integrated interfaces.

Customized Solutions

Propulsion systems engineered to match the requirements of your cargo ships.

Stay in the loop

Take part in interface meetings with relevant sub-suppliers of components.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours.

Study support

We provide support for development studies.


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Commercial Marine

Special missions of a service nomad

by Lucie Maluck

It took just 4 ½ weeks for Melik Meddur and his team to perform a major overhaul of the three Series 8000 units powering the ferry HSC Condor Liberation, operated by British operator Condor Ferries. They did the job with the engines in-situ, i.e. in the engine room itself. Quite a feat, but by no means a premiere for Melik. So what's life like for him as a Rolls-Royce 'service nomad'?

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Commercial Marine

Ship of the year sails with mtu

by Lucie Maluck

Thanks to their unparalleled maneuverability and low emissions, two mtu-powered American tugs have won the "Workboat of the Year" award.

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Commercial Marine

"The gas engines purr quietly like kittens"

by Lucie Maluck

It has something of a premiere atmosphere: Europe's first inland ferry powered by a high-speed pure gas engine is about to go into operation on Lake Constance. It is still being diligently tested.

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Commercial Marine

Halunder Jet now safer and more efficient – thanks to NautIQ

by Lucie Maluck, Anne-Katrin Wehrmann

The mtu NautIQ Foresight equipment health management system is ensuring the Halunder Jet catamaran can shuttle back and forth between Hamburg and Heligoland with maximum uptime and minimum fuel consumption.

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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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Commercial Marine

Marine Gensets

Keep your business running smoothly and reduce total cost of ownership by maximizing uptime and optimizing lifecycle costs.

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Ship Automation Systems

Controlling power with intelligent electronics. As a systems supplier, we not only provide you with the perfect propulsion system, but also with automation systems that are adjustable to fit your needs.

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