Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh News

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MTU 1163 Series Meets IMO 2 & 3 Emissions Standards

Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH will upgrade its Series 1163 marine engines for the IMO 2 and IMO 3 emissions regulations. “The 1163 family will be carrying on its success story and the future version will be even cleaner and more fuel-efficient than the present engine generation,” said Rainer Breidenbach, Tognum Executive Board member with responsibility for the Business Unit Engines. All of the major engine features which are crucial for customers, such as power-to-weight ratio and acceleration characteristics…

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Torsional Vibration Symposium Slated for May 21-23, 2014

The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather industry experts from around the world to discuss current torsional vibration developments, issues and technologies. The event will feature five informational sessions, an exhibition, gala dinner and many discussion/networking opportunities. Preliminary topics include torsional vibration aspects of combustion engines…

Torsional Vibration Symposium: May 21-23, 2014

The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather industry experts from around the world to discuss current torsional vibration developments, issues and technologies. The event will feature five informational sessions, an exhibition, gala dinner and many discussion/networking opportunities. Preliminary topics include torsional vibration aspects of combustion engines…

Tognum to Reduce Size of Executive Board

In January 2011, the first step taken by Tognum to establish a new global sales organisation came into force. The new organization is designed to improve the service and support provided for the company’s existing customers and above all to acquire new customers worldwide for its broadly diversified product portfolio. Peter Kneipp (53) joined MTU Friedrichshafen in 1989 as a project manager for marine propulsion systems. At an early stage in his career, Peter Kneipp was involved in projects that enabled him to acquire experience in the Asia-Pacific region…

MTU Series 8000

ABS approval for MTU Series 8000 Marine Engines

Leading engine supplier for U.S. Coast Guard awarded Stringent certification by American Bureau of Shipping. The MTU Series 8000 was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The new ABS NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) programs, was awarded to Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH after 1,500 hours of testing of the 20V 8000 that included extensive run times at 110% of the engine’s rated power in a variety of extreme environmental conditions.

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Tognum Trainees Handed Their Diplomas

Altogether, 35 apprentices and 13 graduates of dual study courses were handed their diplomas at a graduation celebration tin Plant 2 of Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH. Steffen Besserer, head of personnel development, praised the achievements of the young job starters. "You can all be proud of having reached the very first milestone on your career path. The next challenge is to put the knowledge that you have acquired into practice in the years ahead." The chance to gain job experience is being offered by MTU…

Lothar Holder, Executive Managing Director of AKASOL. Image by: AKASOL

Hybrid Power Play: MTU, AKASOL form Partnership

As the world moves increasingly toward cleaner, efficient and more environmentally benign power sources, news from Germany today sees the high-profile MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH forming a development partnership with Darmstadt-based AKASOL GmbH, a subsidiary of Schulz Group (Tettnang) and one of the leading manufacturers of Li-ion battery systems for high performance applications. The partnership is aimed to develop and deliver battery systems for MTU’s hybrid and e-drive propulsion systems for marine, rail and industrial applications.

Tognum America changes name to MTU America Inc.

Name change aligns corporate name with primary product brands MTU and MTU Onsite Energy; German holding company Tognum AG renamed Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Effective immediately, Tognum America Inc. has changed its name to MTU America Inc. Based in Novi, Mich., the company is responsible for the manufacture, development, sales and service of MTU engines, propulsion and drive systems and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems in North and Latin America. The company also maintains manufacturing facilities in Aiken, S.C. and Mankato, Minn.

Effective immediately, the former Tognum AG will now operate under the name of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG.

Tognum Now under Rolls-Royce Power Systems Name

Effective immediately, the former Tognum AG will now operate under the name of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Since March 2013, the specialist for large engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG, each of which has a 50% shareholding in the company via a joint venture. The group of companies with MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH as the core company has been consolidated in the Rolls-Royce Group’s results since the beginning of 2013.

MTU Gensets for British Combat Ship

Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Rolls-Royce have been awarded the contract to design the diesel generator sets for the Royal Navy´s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The propulsion system will consist of a combination of four MTU diesel gensets powered by Type 20V 4000 M53B engines, and a Rolls-Royce Type MT30 gas turbine. Combined propulsion systems utilizing diesel engines and gas turbines are increasingly gaining in significance in the naval sector. The future Type 26 Global Combat Ship will employ a CODLOG (Combined Diesel Electric or Gas Turbine) configuration.

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First GL Approved Oil Mist Separator

UT99 AG, a company in the development and manufacture of oil mist separators for crankcase ventilation of combustion engines and for lubricating oil tank vent for turbines, received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approval for its oil mist separator. "The world's first class admission of Germanischer Lloyd for a secure oil mist separator is the systematic continuation of our philosophy," explains Lukas Riedo, Managing Director of UT99 AG. Environmental and safety requirements are getting higher in the marine and offshore sectors…

Norbert Veser (MTU), Robert Ballard (ABS), Henner Wolf (MTU), Knut Mueller (MTU), Steven Urwiller (ABS), Dagobert Heß (MTU).

MTU Series 4000 Engines ABS NVR Certified

As the first engines in its power class the MTU Series 4000 was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The new ABS NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutter (FRC) program, was awarded after 1,500 hours of testing of the 20V 4000 M73 that included extensive run times at 110% of the engine’s rated power in a variety of extreme environmental conditions. Extensive validation testing was also completed in commercial marine and military applications…

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Superyacht MTU Automation System Unvelled

'Blue Vision New Generation' automation system presented for MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines, with new bridge components designed by Pininfarina. Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH presents its Blue Vision New Generation automation system at the Salone Nautico Internazionale yacht show in Genoa. The automation system monitors and remotely controls propulsion systems based on MTU Series 2000 or 4000 engines. The system will be available in a simple, non-classifiable version…

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MTU & Marina Barcelona 92 Sign Megayacht Agreement

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH & Spanish repair shipyard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) agree cooperation on work and refit of MTU  yacht engines. The agreement establishes technical and commercial relationships between both parties to carry out service work and refit on MTU engines installed in yachts visiting MB92. To this end Tognum Group subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has established an office directly within the shipyard. MB92 is located in the port of Barcelona and is one of the largest shipyards worldwide for the refit, service work and maintenance of super and mega yachts.

MTU_20V8000M71L Engine: Photo credit MTU

MTU Boosts Series 8000 Engine Power

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.