MTU Showcases Commercial Vessel Propulsion at Europort
- The MTU Series 4000 long-stroke Ironmen engine is available with 8, 12 and 16 cylinders and covers power outputs from 700-2,240kW (940-3,000bhp). It is used in workboats, tugs, inland waterway vessels, ferries, and governmental vessels. The engine is currently being developed for compliance with US emission-stage EPA Tier 3 regulations, with outputs from 560-2,000kW (750-2,680bhp). EPA Tier 3 requirements will be met without the need for exhaust aftertreatment.
- MTU marine genset with 12V 4000 M23S engine for diesel-electric propulsion and on-board power.
Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen will be presenting its range of products for commercial marine applications at the Europort Maritime Exhibition in Rotterdam (Hall 1, Stand 1425) from November 5-8. In its role as a systems partner, MTU supplies complete propulsion packages incorporating MTU engines as well as partial systems such as couplings, gearboxes, on-board power gensets and integrated ship automation systems. The company´s portfolio is rounded off by a program of customer-specific service solutions.
Among other things, the MTU stand will have a 16-cylinder Series 4000 Ironmen workboat engine on display. Available as 8-, 12- and 16-cylinder units, Ironmen engines cover the power range from 746-2,240 kW. MTU said they are generally used wherever there is a need for particular reliability coupled with long service life, high availability and low operating costs – such as in the tugboat and inland waterways sector. MTU also supplies diesel gensets producing between 760-3,015 kW for diesel-electric propulsion on offshore supply vessels and for on-board power.
At Europort, MTU will also be showcasing its Series 2000 engines for commercial shipping. Available as 8-, 10-, 12- and 16-cylinder units, these engines output between 400-1,630 kW. As well as offering a very high power-to-weight ratio, these engines are particularly reliable, service-friendly and compact, MTU said – all vital features which enable inland waterways vessels and high-speed wind-farm tenders to operate efficiently and to save on fuel.
In the ship automation area, MTU´s Blue Vision New Generation satisfies the demands made by customers as well as classification societies. An in-house MTU development, this automation system focuses on specialized components which can be combined with high-quality standard products to deliver modular and scalable solutions. On workboats powered by MTU Series 2000 or 4000 plants, the various versions of Blue Vision New Generation (`Basic´, `Advanced´ and `Premium´) are the successors to the company´s current Smartline, Blueline and Bluevision products.
The range of products is complemented by MTU´s comprehensive ValueCare program which is available to customers at more than 1,200 locations worldwide. The program includes precision-tailored service agreements, extended warranties, fast and reliable original-brand spare parts provision as well as remanufacturing to meet every customer´s needs.