MTU Boosts Series 8000 Engine Power

Press Release
Monday, October 22, 2012
MTU_20V8000M71L Engine: Photo credit MTU

Series 8000 marine diesel  engines from Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH now available with an output of 10MW.

Previously, the 20-cylinder engine had a maximum output of 9,100kW. The IMO Tier II-compliant unit demonstrated its increased power and reliability during a project-specific endurance run over 1,500 hours under tropical conditions. The Series 8000 engines now cover a power range from 7,200kW to 10,000kW enabling MTU to offer economically efficient, diesel-based propulsion solutions producing up to 40MW per vessel.


Since their appearance in 2000, Series 8000 engines have set the benchmark for modern diesel propulsion plants in this power range. More than 130 units are currently in operation with a range of international customers and 40 more are on order, making Series 8000 the top seller in its performance class.


At the Euronaval Naval Defense Exhibition in Paris October 22 to 26, 2012, in addition to making this announcement, MTU also showcase a cut-away model of the Series 1163 main propulsion engine.

The unit is available in 12V, 16V and 20V cylinder configurations covering the power range 4,440kW to 7,400kW and is currently in operation in frigates and coast guard vessels among others.

Compliance with IMO Tier II emission targets is achieved using purely in-engine technology and without exhaust aftertreatment systems. It is envisaged that engines projected for IMO Tier III, due to come into force from 2016, will meet emissions targets using SCR technology.

MTU’s exhibits will also include a model vessel with a combined diesel engine and gas turbine propulsion system (CODAG – Combined Diesel and Gas). The company’s propulsion portfolio for naval vessels will be rounded off by charging units for submarines. The advanced-development version of the submarine diesel generator unit based on the Series 4000 and producing 1,300kW will be available from 2016.


Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available with Geoteab

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., an  independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, has

Transas Academy Launched

Transas Academy launched during the Simulation User Conference 2016   Transas has launched its newly established Transas Academy, part of the company's THESIS,

Interactive Map Highlights Shipping's Global Security Threats

Ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines with the click of a button thanks to a new live interactive map.   The

Marine Power

Meyer Turku Lays Keel of Tallink’s LNG Ferry

The keel of the Tallink’s new LNG-powered fast ferry Megastar was laid at the Meyer Turku shipyard   The hull assembly of Tallink’s new fast ferry Megastar started

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available with Geoteab

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., an  independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, has

Seaspan Venture: Like for Like

“We don’t usually remove the heads at mid-life on the Cummins engines,” Randy Beckler, Shore Engineer for Seaspan Marine, explained in reference to the 2003 launched

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0798 sec (13 req/sec)