JULY 1, 2013 — Norwegian engine manufacturer Bergen Engines AS today became part of the Tognum Group. Bergen Engines was formerly a Rolls-Royce subsidiary and the switch to the new ownership follows the acquisition of MTU-parent Tognum by a joint venture of Rolls-Royce plc. and Daimler AG.
The acquisition adds medium-speed diesel and gas engines with power outputs up to 10 MW to Tognum's engine portfolio.
"By formally contributing Bergen Engines AS to Tognum today, we are starting the next phase of our joint activities," said John Paterson, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tognum AG (and President – Marine & Industrial Power Systems, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte. Ltd). "This is an important milestone and positive for both customers and employees as this enables us to combine the medium- and high-speed portfolios under one roof
"The integration of Bergen Engines is a further step in Tognum's growth strategy and in leveraging synergies," said Dr Ulrich Dohle, who today, as planned, took over as CEO of Tognum AG.
"Cooperation so far has been very promising, and exchanging know how and resources already have shown the many benefits. We look forward to building on this in our new set-up," added John Knudsen, President of Bergen Engines AS.
Tognum's MTU brand supplies high-speed diesel and gas engines with power ranges of 75 to 10,000kW and 100 to 2,150kW respectively. The Bergen engine portfolio comprises medium-speed units for marine and power generation applications. The diesel engines deliver 1,800 to 8,000 kW and the gas engines are built for 1,400 to 9,700kW output.