SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 — Tognum America Inc. reports that the MTU Series 8000 engine was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by ABS.
The MTU Series 8000 marine engine has recently been awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by 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 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.
Additional validation testing was also completed in a commercial marine application, further demonstrating the versatility of the Series 8000, which joins the 8V 396 in the MTU portfolio of engines with ABS NVR certification.
Tognum America says that since their introduction in 2000, Series 8000 engines have set the benchmark for modern diesel propulsion plants in the 7,200 kW (9,655 bhp) to 10,000 kW (13,410 bhp) power range. More than 200 engines have been sold and 170 units are in operation with a range of international customers, making the Series 8000 the top seller in its performance class.
The Series 8000 can be found in passenger ferries, rescue tugs, large displacement yachts, naval auxiliary vessels, patrol vessels, corvettes, frigates, and multi-purpose ships with stringent naval requirements.
"MTU engines have a long and distinguished history with the United States military," said Bernard Bentgen, director of government sales, Tognum America Inc. "The NVR certification of the Series 8000 engine will help us strengthen our relationship with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, as we continue to work to provide our naval defense customers with the best propulsion technology available."