Commercial Marine

Push Boat and Cargo Ship Engines

We deliver reliable propulsion systems for cost-effective and trouble-free operation.

For inland cargo vessels, competitive position and financial success depend on reliable and timely operation. We provide the foundation for this with propulsion systems designed specifically for inland ships and coastal freighters. Our compact and robust diesel and gas barge engines and cargo ship engines play an integral part in the efficient transportation of containers, bulk cargo and commodities, thanks to their low fuel and oil consumption, long service intervals and easy on-board maintenance.

With high safety levels, long service life and exceptionally maintenance-friendly design, mtu barge propulsion systems help your fleet stay productive and avoid downtime. mtu engines cover a wide performance range, from 261 kW (Series S60) to 3200 kW (Series 4000) and are designed with advanced technology to meet all current emissions regulations. In addition to powerful and low-emission cargo ship engines, our experience as a full system provider enables us to offer perfectly compatible onboard power generators and ship automation systems from a single source.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Low lifecycle costs

Effective operation, low fuel consumption and long service intervals.

ValueCare service

Protect your investment with mtu-certified technicians, genuine parts and training.

Worldwide network

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

Easy to use

Designed for simple operation and straightforward maintenance.

Digital solutions

Make better decisions more quickly with a full range of digital tools.

Green technology

A pioneer in developing environmentally friendly engines and reducing emissions.

Expert engineering support

Providing extensive analysis, risk mitigation services and integrated interfaces.

Customized Solutions

Propulsion systems engineered to match the requirements of your cargo ships.

Stay in the loop

Take part in interface meetings with relevant sub-suppliers of components.

Technical documentation

Complete, clear information minimizes re-engineering hours.

Study support

We provide support for development studies.

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Commercial Marine

New heart and brain for Spanish high-speed ferry

by Katrin Auernhammer

A complete solution package for the Avemar Dos high-speed ferry run by Spanish ferry operator Balearia brings the vessel to a new level in terms of environmental and climate friendliness.

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Commercial Marine

Rolls-Royce powers record-breaking vessel in China

by Julia Rieß

BeiYou26 is a national record-breaker in more ways than one. 70.6 m long and 17 m wide, the vessel can accommodate 1,200 passengers and is the largest ferry with aluminum hull ever to have been built in China. The vessel is powered by 16-cylinder mtu-brand Series 4000 units.

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Commercial Marine

By catamaran through the Croatian archipelago

by Julia Rieß

Two recently built high-speed ferries built by Spanish shipyard Gondan Astilleros for cruise and ferry operator Krilo Kapetan Luka are equipped with twin mtu-brand 16V 4000 M63L units.

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Commercial Marine

SAR Kit allows mtu engine rollover

by Lucie Maluck

A special SAR Kit (SAR = Search and Rescue) for sea rescue vessels enables mtu engines to keep running at extreme inclinations or even capsizing. A digital inclination sensor and special software now make the system even better.

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Commercial Marine Brochure

We move you. With reliable power.

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Marine and Offshore Solution Guide

Diesel Engines, Propulsion Systems, Generator Sets, Automation

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Commercial Marine ValueCare Agreements

In your world, every second counts.

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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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Commercial Marine

Marine Gensets

Keep your business running smoothly and reduce total cost of ownership by maximizing uptime and optimizing lifecycle costs.

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Ship Automation Systems

Controlling power with intelligent electronics. As a systems supplier, we not only provide you with the perfect propulsion system, but also with an automation system which is exactly adjusted to it.

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