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Manufacturing

How do we make... conrods?

by Julia Rieß

At first glance, conrods look simple enough. But in fact, these core components are more complex than almost any other part of the engine. Providing the crucial link between pistons and crankshaft means that these elements must function with perfect precision whilst also withstanding extreme mechanical stress. These are huge challenges.

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Marine 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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Haul Trucks Mining

Diamonds hidden in permafrost

by Ulrich Heyden

mtu powers haul trucks carrying diamond-containing rocks.

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Rail

mtu-powered Irish Rail train is on a mission to cut emissions

by Rolf Behrens

ZF's new transmission EcoWorld helps make mtu PowerPacks in service for Irish Rail even more efficient.

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Power Generation

UPS, DUPS, and a lot of kinetic energy: How Dynamic Uninterruptible Power Supply systems work

by Lucie Maluck

Rolls-Royce Power Systems now has Dynamic Uninterruptible Power Supply systems – UPS systems for short – in its product portfolio. The newly arrived systems are made by the Belgian company Kinolt that we took over last July.

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Repowering Mining

Brazilian Mining and Construction Company Repowers Fleet with mtu Engines from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce will deliver 30 Series 4000 mtu engines to U&M Mineração e Construção S/A, a leading earthworks contractor in Brazil.

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Technology

E-fuels powering a climate-neutral future

by Lucie Maluck

With e-fuels produced from green electricity, electricity generation and drive-power technology stands a good chance of going net-zero.

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Power Generation

Mankato Power Generation Symposium Goes Virtual

by Jenifer Riley

For the first time, the Powergen Symposium took place virtually, with lectures and discussions that were as inspiring as ever.

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Genset Power Generation

Covid-19 vaccine: mtu steps in

by Kerstin Hansmann

Serum Institute of India, the world's largest manufacturer of immunobiological drugs and vaccines, is preparing for mass production. Two new mtu emergency power gensets, as well as the existing ones, ensure a reliable power supply.

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Repowering Mining

Another 10,000 hours

by Chuck Mahnken

With preventive maintenance, precise analysis of operating data and modern mtu engines, MTW engineers extend the service life of Komatsu 830E haul trucks while reducing operating costs.

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Special Purpose Construction Industrial

World's biggest mobile hammer mill shredder takes entire cars apart

by Lachland Eckardt

The Thor 2121 K is the largest mobile hammer mill shredder in the world. Powered by a twelve-cylinder mtu Series 4000 engine, it pulverizes small cars, for instance, in no time at all.

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Power Generation Gas

Turning waste into green electricity

by Lucie Maluck

In the Chinese city of Shenzhen, three mtu gas engine ensure that waste is turned into electricity. Using landfill gas, the mtu 20V 4000 L32FB gensets together generate almost 6,000 kilowatts of electrical power.

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