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9/12/2014 | Words: Lucie Maluck | Pictures: MTU

MTU, SMM, Exhibition, marine

Throughout the week on this website, we have kept you up to date on the new products that were presented to our visitors at the SMM international maritime trade fair from 9 to 12 September 2014. The website will continue to remain online of course to provide an overview of current MTU developments for the maritime industry. To round off our current report, members of the MTU booth team have produced a video to show you what there was to see on our booth.


What's new?

New SCR system, designed and built by MTU
Together with the tugboat operator Fairplay, we are currently testing out a diesel genset with an SCR system. The engine and SCR system are perfectly matched so that they easily satisfy the IMO III emission standard that comes into force from 2016.

Rolls-Royce and Fairplay to test MTU Diesel Genset with SCR for IMO Tier III - press release


First high speed gas engine for marine applications
In 2018 we are aiming to market the first high speed gas engine for marine propulsion. As yet, the engine is still proving its capabilities on the test bench. The first prototype of the engine is scheduled to go into service in 2016 in a tug in the Netherlands.

Three in a Boat - press release about the cooperation between MTU, Damen and Svitzer
Lego for engineers - article about the development of the engine


E-Drive systems for ships
MTU will also be presenting made-to-measure E-Drive system solutions incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, energy storage batteries, power electronics, control systems and gearboxes. These integrated propulsion modules offer shipbuilders benefits such as low emission levels, low fuel consumption and outstanding performance.


A preview of our stand

Here are some of the products we are showcasing

?2,000 hp Series 4000
diesel engine
More than 4,000 of the Series 4000 engine have been sold since it was first introduced in 1996. The unit is powerful, reliable, durable and economical. And it goes without saying that all models, whether used as main propulsion units or for power generation, meet the requirements of the classification societies.

?Variable-speed gensets
In contrast with constant-speed gensets, variable-speed gensets use significantly less fuel in the mid-power band. Independently of any electrical frequency, users can call on a maximum power of 3,440 kWmec at 2,100 rpm. Other benefits include low noise emission, longer hours of duty between major overhauls and low maintenance costs offering considerable savings in operating expenditure, particularly in commercial applications.

?New marine genset
MTU will also be presenting a new genset for civil and naval applications based on the Series 1600 6-cylinder in-line engine which is certified as IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 compliant. The unit sets new standards in cutting overall running costs with outstandingly long maintenance intervals and a specific fuel consumption of less than 205 g/kWh at full continuous power. That apart, this enormously versatile engine also meets classification rules for commercial applications and other requirements for demanding civil and military applications including noise, shock and magnetic signatures.

?Fast and flexible: combined propulsion systems
Combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion systems are among the most modern technical equipment on a ship and combine the advantages of both systems. On long journeys or at low speeds, the substantially more fuel-efficient diesels run on their own, while the gas turbine can be brought into action for the highest speeds. In a CODAG (combined diesel and gas) system, two diesel engines and a gas turbine drive the propeller via two main gearboxes and one cross-connect gearbox.

?Fully rejuvenated engines
A regular highlight of our show stands is an MTU Series 4000 engine that we use to demonstrate the difference between a used engine and one of our remanufactured units. A strictly regulated reman process ensures that in terms of performance, quality and service life, the same high standards as apply to a new engine are satisfied – including design and model-related updates.


The content of the stories reflects the status as of the respective date of publication. They are not updated. Further developments are therefore not taken into account.

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