Power Generation

GenDrive Engines

With reliable and proven mtu genset engines, you benefit from over half a century of experience in the production of drive systems for diesel gensets.

Engineered with compact dimensions, mtu power generation engines are easily integrated into generators. Covering a performance spectrum of between 249 to 3,490 kW, they are ideal for use in emergency, base load and peak load gensets (prime/standby power: 50/60 Hz). mtu gendrive engines feature high constant duty capabilities even under frequently changing loads, high starting reliability and availability as well as the high specific power outputs of our drive systems. Long maintenance intervals and efficient, fuel-optimized operation ensure low operating costs, while engine technologies fulfill emissions regulations as well. mtu genset engines are ideal for use in hospitals, data centers, airports, office complexes, shopping centers and industrial facilities. And they are also well suited for public utilities, hotels or casinos.

Over 60 years of experience

Proven and reliable, backed with over half a century of expertise in the production of drive systems for diesel engine generators.


Easily integrated into power generators due to their compact dimensions.

Wide performance spectrum

A power range from 249 to 3,490 kW, ideal for use in emergency, base load and peak load gensets.

Our engine generators range

Our product portfolio covers engines for 50 Hz markets up to 4,000 kVA and 60 Hz markets up to 3,250 kWe

mtu Series 1600

50 Hz: 460-635 kWm
60 Hz: 400-670 kWm
The mtu Series 1600 brings mtu power, technology and reliability to the power range from 400 to 600 kWe (460 to 730 kVA).

mtu Series 2000

50 Hz: 580-1235 kWm
60 Hz: 710-1370 kWm
The mtu Series 2000 delivers proven reliability and is ideal for a wide range of applications. It ranges from 680 to 800 kWe (60 Hz) and 770 to 1270 kVA (50 Hz).

mtu Series 4000

50 Hz: 1200-3300 kWm
60 Hz: 1100-3500 kWm
The mtu Series 4000 performs at the highest level, featuring a robust design and optimal fuel consumption. It ranges from 1550 to 3250 kWe (60 Hz) and 1600 to 4000 (kVA).

Need help finding the perfect product or system?

No problem at all. Let one of our expert advisors point you in the right direction.

Power Generation

mtu gensets secure power supply in Nigeria

by Claire Volkwyn

mtu gensets provide a reliable power supply in Nigeria - a country where unreliable energy supply threatens economic growth.

Read more


Making every engine unique

by Lucie Maluck

How do you turn a Series 2000 or Series 4000 engine into a customized one-off that fits the customer's application like a glove?

Read more

Power Generation

Life on the edge

by Lucie Maluck

Freezing cold in Siberia, searing desert heat, towering waves or quaking earth – mtu Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines are tough as nails.

Read more

Power Generation

“There's simply no alternative to the Paris climate agreement”

by Kerstin Hansmann

Professor Hans-Otto Pörtner is climate researcher and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In our interview he speaks plainly about what needs to change now.

Read more

Download our latest brochures

Series 4000 Nomenclature Overview


Download (PDF 1 MB)

ValueCare Agreements Flyer

For Power Generation

Download (PDF 509 KB)

Featured Case Study

Show all press content
Power Generation

Emergency backup solution for the largest data center in South Australia

4 May 2017

Located between the Indian Ocean and the green hills of Mount Lofty Range, Adelaide is home to about 1.3 million Australians. Every single one of them uses online services or telecommunication technologies which produce an enormous amount of data traffic every day. YourDC is an Adelaide-based data center provider that makes it possible for the people of Adelaide to access this high amount of data every day. YourDC owns two data centers in Adelaide, including their flagship center, the DC1 Edinburgh Parks data center.

Read more

Power Generation

Power Generation Products

More than just power.

Learn more

Power Generation

Power Generation Solutions

Learn more

Power Generation

Power Generation Applications

In a fast-changing world of ever-increasing energy demands, you need a power generation supplier that can dependably and efficiently ensure a continuous flow of power.

Learn more

Connect with Us

Customer Assistance Center

We are here to take your Sales & Service questions around the clock, 365 days a year.

Read more

Sales & Service Locator

Find your local partner for Sales & Service.

Read more

mtu Stories

Reports and interviews about mtu products and solutions.

Read more