Tognum supplies diesel engines for Spanish armored personnel carriers
Posted on October 26, 2007
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen recently received a major order for nearly 200 engines for the Spanish armored personnel carrier Pizarro II. The order is worth a total of approximately €17 million. The engines of the Series 199 have a power output of 530 kW at 2,300 rpm.
- Major order for nearly 200 engines
- Total order value of approximately €17 million
The Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen recently received a major order for nearly 200 engines for the Spanish armored personnel carrier Pizarro II. The order is worth a total of approximately €17 million. The engines of the Series 199 have a power output of 530 kW at 2,300 rpm. In addition to the engines, the order also includes the cooling systems. The client is the Spanish general contractor General Dynamics Santa Barbara Systemas.
The Pizarro II is designed for a crew of up to eleven soldiers. With a battle weight of approximately 28 tons, it reaches speeds of up to 70 kph. The personnel carrier is a joint Austrian-Spanish development. In 1996, the Spanish armed forces already ordered more than 100 of the predecessor model, Pizarro I, which were also fitted with mtu engines. The Spanish Pizarro is equivalent to the similar Ulan in Austria, which uses mtu engines as well. The positive experience of the Spanish and Austrian armed forces led to this new order in Spain.
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Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles and of industrial drive systems as well as decentralized power plants, set-up in the two divisions mtu Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems and Components.
Its product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kW, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the group develops and manufactures custom-made electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.
Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to EUR 2.5 billion in 2006. Today, the Group employs more than 7,800 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 16 subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.