Tognum receives order for 130 engines for new Voith loco Gravita 10BB
Posted on October 07, 2008
The Tognum business unit Engines has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 130 diesel engines 8V 4000 R43 by locomotive manufacturer Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Kiel/Germany. The engines with a power output of 1,000 kW (1,360 HP) will be integrated by Voith in their Gravita 10BB shunting locomotives, which will be operated by Deutsche Bahn.
- mtu engine 8V 4000 R43 provides 1,000 kW (1,360 HP)
- Low fuel consumption und low life cycle costs
- Deutsche Bahn will gradually replace V90 with shunting locomotive Gravita 10BB by Voith as Series 260
Friedrichshafen, 7 October 2008. The Tognum business unit Engines has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 130 diesel engines 8V 4000 R43 by locomotive manufacturer Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Kiel/Germany. The engines with a power output of 1,000 kW (1,360 HP) will be integrated by Voith in their Gravita 10BB shunting locomotives, which will be operated by Deutsche Bahn.
The new generation of rail engines from mtu’s Series 4000 complies with the tightened restrictions of EU emission stage IIIA, which will apply as of January 2009. The limits for nitrous oxides (NOx) will decrease from their current maximum value of 9.5 g/kWh to a future maximum of 6.0 g/kWh. mtu rail engines even fall below this value simply by way of internal engine design. Particulate emissions also decrease significantly thanks to the new balanced combustion process featured by Series 4000 rail engines.
The diesel-hydraulic Gravita 10BB locomotive will be utilized by DB Schenker Rail as Series 260 in freight traffic and will gradually replace the V90 from 2010. At a weight of 80 tons and a maximum speed of 100 km/h, the Gravitas will be used for heavy shunting duties and light haulage service. The predecessor model 8V 4000 R41 is currently being reliably utilized in more than 370 heavy Deutsche Bahn shunting locos.
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With its two business units, “Engines” and “Onsite Energy & Components,” the Tognum Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,000 kW, fuel cells up to 363 kW and gas turbines up to 50,000 kW.
The product portfolio of the “Engines” business unit comprises mtu engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy agricultural, rail and military vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the “Onsite Energy & Components” business unit includes distributed energy systems of the brand mtu Onsite Energy, fuel-injection systems from L’Orange, and drive shafts from Rotorion. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency power generation, basic and peak load, and cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both electricity and heat.
In 2007, Tognum generated revenue of more than €2.8 billion and employs approximately 8,600 people. With 26 fully consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 sales partners and 1,100 authorized dealers, Tognum’s sales and service structure has a global reach. The shares of Tognum AG (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been listed in the MDAX share index since 2007.
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