Submarines are an indispensable component of nearly every fleet, taking on a number of tasks – from protecting territorial waters to gathering information on an international scale. Few manufacturers are in the position to fulfill the extremely high technical demands that are placed on submarine systems and engines. As a trusted partner of shipyards, ship designers and Navies, we have been perfecting propulsion systems for conventional submarines for decades. In fact, most conventional submarines around the world use MTU engines.
Our newly developed charging unit - based on the MTU Series 12V 4000 - addresses advanced submarine system requirements by improving on the efficiencies of the typical submarine engine. In addition to the main propulsion system, we also offer complete power supply systems with individual generators and mounting systems. Also, they are specifically optimized to meet your needs for shock proofing, acoustics and EMC and available magnetically compensated - just as our engines are.
The next fully qualified evolution.
In 2009, MTU’s partnership-based corporate strategy provided the impulse for the development of the current generation of submarine engines – based on the successful 4000 model range.
The MTU 4000 model range has been extremely successful in various commercial applications for 20 years.
Over 40,000 of these engines have been supplied to date, including over 5,000 in marine application alone. The total service life of all of these engines together comes to an incredible 180 million operating hours!