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mtu showcases new Series 1600 marine genset at DIMDEX

Posted on March 25, 2014

At DIMDEX, the exhibition for maritime defense, taking place in Quatar from 25 to 27 March (booth H4-50) Rolls-Royce Power Systems will be unveiling its new marine genset carrying the mtu brand.

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  • Series 1600 unit completes mtu marine genset portfolio
  • Advanced submarine charging unit technology
  • Callosum ship automation for optimal operation

Friedrichshafen, March 25, 2014. At DIMDEX, the exhibition for maritime defense, taking place in Quatar from 25 to 27 March (booth H4-50) Rolls-Royce Power Systems will be unveiling its new marine genset carrying the mtu brand. The genset is based on a 6-cylinder Series 1600 inline engine delivering up to 323 kW output and compliant with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations. The marine engine version is configured for on-board power generation and is derived from the highly robust and cost-efficient Series 1600 unit used for power generation on land. With maintenance intervals considerably longer than average and specific fuel consumption under 205 g/kWh at full continuous power, the genset sets a new standard in terms of low overall running costs. The genset engine is also highly versatile, and meets not only classification society regulations in the commercial segment, but also the strict demands of civil and military applications with respect to acoustics, shock and magnetic signature. At mtu, Series 1600 engines run through marine engine production processes to enable them also to meet the advanced logistic requirements (ILS) that prevail in the naval and coast guard segment worldwide.    

At the exhibition, mtu will also inform visitors about its latest IMO Tier II-compliant 2000, 4000 and 8000 units and its Series 396 and 1163 engines, whose range of applications includes frigates, corvettes, coast guard vessels, patrol boats, amphibious landing craft and other special-purpose vessels worldwide. mtu Series 8000 engines cover power outputs up to 10,000 Kilowatts and the 20-cylinder version is the top seller in its performance class for the propulsion of naval vessels. With their compact design and high power density, these mtu engines are also suitable for re-powering older vessels in which engine room space is very limited.

mtu's propulsion portfolio is completed by its gas turbine which delivers outputs up to 35,320 kW to facilitate top propulsion speeds in combination with diesel engines. mtu charging units also supply U-boats with the power they require. Its advanced-technology Series 4000 diesel genset for U-boats with 1300 kW output is currently being developed and is to be launched in 2016. This genset will allow the potential offered by li-ion battery technology to be exploited to the full, resulting in significantly shorter load cycles and a lower indiscretion rate. Fuel consumption in relation to Series 396 units has been substantially reduced, allowing the submarine a much bigger range with the same tank size. The genset can also be run in optimized emissions and acoustics mode so that IMO Tier II emissions specifications are met in surface operation.  

As a systems supplier, mtu provides marine propulsion along with suitable ship automation. Callosum is a state-of-the-art, user-friendly ship automation system developed in-house which enables optimum monitoring and control of marine propulsion and all ship's services. Modular software for damage control, on-board training and maintenance support allows the function scope to be expanded as the customer requires. The latest version of the Callosum automation system is entirely based on COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) products, making it much more open and flexible compared to the previous generation. Callosum has performed impressively in many demanding naval and coast guard applications for customers such as the U.S. Coast Guard, the UAE Navy, the Kuweit Coast Guard and the Pakistan Navy. It has also been selected for monitoring and control of the new vessels currently being built for the Royal Navy of Oman.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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