Tuesday, 25 March 2014

D I M D E X 2014 - New Marine Genset to Complete MTU's Marine Propulsion Portfolio

In Doha, Rolls-Royce Power Systems unveils its new marine genset carrying the MTU brand. The genset is based on a six-cylinder Series 1600 inline engine delivering up to 323kW Output. It is compliant with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations. The genset engine is highly versatile and meets not only classification society regulations in the commercial segment, but also the strict demands of civil and military applications with respect to acoustics, shock, and magnetic signature. Series 1600 engines run through marine engine production processes to enable them to meet Advanced Logistic Requirements (ILS) that prevail in the naval and Coast Guard segment worldwide.
At DIMDEX’14, MTU also showcases its latest IMO Tier II-compliant 2000, 4000, and 8000 units and ist Series 396 and 1163 engines, whose range of applications includes frigates, corvettes, Coast Guard vessels, patrol boats, amphibious landing craft, and other special-purpose vessels. MTU’s Series 8000 engines cover power outputs up to 10,000KW and the 20-cylinder version is the ‘top seller’ in its performance class for the propulsion of naval vessels. With their compact design and high power density, these MTU engines are also suitable for re-powering older vessels in which engine room space is very limited.
MTU’s propulsion portfolio is completed by its gas turbine that delivers outputs up to 35,320kW to facilitate top propulsion speeds in combination with diesel engines.
Charging units offered by MTU supply submarines with the power they require. The advanced technology Series 4000 diesel genset for undersea platforms with 1300kW output is currently being developed and is to be launched in 2016. This genset will allow the potential offered by lithium-ion battery technology to be exploited to a maximum, resulting in significantly shorter load cycles and a lower indiscretion rate. Fuel consumption in relation to Series 396 units has been substantially reduced, allowing the submarine a much bigger range with the same tank size. The genset can also be run in optimised emissions and acoustics mode so that IMO Tier II emissions specifications are met in surface operation.
In-House Development of State-of-the-Art Ship Automation Concepts
As a systems supplier, MTU also provides ship automation systems. The latest version of the company’s CALLOSUM automation system is entirely based on COTS products, making it much more open and flexible compared to the previous generation. It is a user-friendly ship automation system that enables optimum monitoring and control of marine propulsion and all ship’s services. Modular software for damage control, on-board training, and maintenance support allows the function scope to be expanded as the customer requires. CALLOSUM has been selected for monitoring and control of the new patrol vessels currently being constructed for the Royal Navy of Oman.

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