Marine Commercial Marine Passenger Ships & Ferries

Passenger ship & ferry engines

Our propulsion systems for passenger ships and ferries are designed to ensure continuous heavy-duty service.

Around the world, large passenger ships, fast ferries and conventional ferries rely on mtu diesel and gas engines for uncompromising safety and economic performance. mtu ferry engines cover the full power range from 400 – 10,000 kW (Series 8000). 

Proven mtu marine engines combine low weight and compact size with high power and reliability – and unmatched availability. That’s why many shipping and ferry companies consistently choose us for the new construction of large and fast passenger ships and car ferries.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Low lifecycle costs

Effective operation, low fuel consumption and long service intervals.

Complete lifecycle solutions

Protect your investment with a full portfolio of mtu ValueCare products and services.

Worldwide network

More than 1,200 service centers provide support anywhere, anytime.

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Proven and trusted

mtu propulsion systems are widely respected by owners across the globe.


More than 40 years of experience supplying high-quality products.

Digital solutions

Make better decisions faster with a full range of digital tools.

Compact solutions

Exceptional power-to-weight ratio offers flexibility and easy integration.

Complete scope of supply

We offer complete system solutions for drive and propulsion, automation and service.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours and makes installation easy.

Expert engineering support

Providing extensive analysis, risk mitigation services and integrated interfaces.

Market leader

We have been developing and building marine propulsion units for nearly a century.

Complete support

Engineering and technical support reduces design, installation and commissioning costs.

Deliberate design

Deliberate design for basic maintenance away from the engine driving end.

Trained and proficient

Thousands of service technicians, engineers and operators have attended mtu Training Centers.

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Passenger Ships & Ferries

New stablemate for gas ferry on Dutch Wadden Sea

by Kerstin Hansmann

The second LNG-powered ferry is going into service on the company's inshore Wadden Sea routes. The Willem de Vlamingh – as the new vessel has been named – is fitted with two 16-cylinder mtu Series 4000 gas engines.

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Commercial Marine

Japan commissions fast ferry with mtu Series 1163 engines

by Katrin Auernhammer

The red-painted Queen Beetle is the latest addition to the fleet of JR Kyushu Jet Ferry Inc in Japan. The stunning ferry is the first trimaran from Austal powered by mtu Series 1163 engines.

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Commercial Marine

New mtu propulsion package brings power to Ravenna port

by Kerstin Hansmann

The new tugboat – the Alberoni – is a compact powerhouse that went into service on the northern Adriatic in Italy last May. Its job is to support the existing tugboat fleet in Ravenna port in managing the busy maritime traffic.

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Commercial Marine

Impressive performance thanks to engines and design

by Katrin Auernhammer

The Bajamar Express, the new fast ferry of the Spanish shipping company Fred. Olsen Express, has left the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia and is on its way to the Canary Islands.

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Marine and Offshore Solution Guide

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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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Marine Commercial Marine Genset

Marine Gensets

mtu ship generators come in a wide variety and with customizable elements, enabling you to find a solution that is just right for your needs.

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Automation & Control Systems

Tailored to your requirements by people who know your vessel inside-out: us.

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