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Rolls-Royce COSCO OSV package includes MTU gensets

Written by Nick Blenkey

MTU 12V4000M23JANUARY 8, 2012 — MTU parent company Tognum is now majority owned by Daimler and Rolls-Royce. One benefit has been a partnership in the marine market with Rolls-Royce that has just resulted in an order for 16 MTU marine generator sets with 12V 4000 M23S Ironmen engines for four Rolls-Royce UT 771 CDL offshore supply vessels (OSVs) to be built at China’s COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard for a Hong Kong owner (see earlier story).

Rolls-Royce is providing an integrated design, power and propulsion and equipment package for the four vesselsh, whic are scheduled for delivery in 2014.

“This is the first time MTU marine generator sets for diesel-electric propulsion are incorporated as part of an integrated power and propulsion package within a Rolls-Royce designed UT-vessel,” says Tognum Chief Sales Officer Dr. Michael Haidinger. “This order highlights the potential of our future collaboration with Rolls-Royce.”

Each generator set consists of a 1,380 kW twelve-cylinder high-speed diesel engine of the proven MTU 4000 Series for workboats, a generator mounted resiliently on a common  base frame and an electronic control system. The gensets are designed specifically for commercial marine applications, such as offshore supply vessels for wind parks or oil and gas platforms.

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