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Germany & France. Rolls-Royce presents MTU variable propulsion systems for Megayachts in Monaco

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Friedrichshafen: Rolls-Royce is presenting MTU propulsion systems and automation products for megayachts at the Yacht Show in Monaco from 23 to 26 September 2015. On show on Stand QC9 on the Quai Chicane there will be a model of an MTU Type 20V 4000 M93 engine combined with an electric motor in a hybrid configuration. Visitors will be shown a variety of drive modes from silent mode through to electric mode. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.

MTU supplies propulsion systems and complete system engineering solutions for megayachts from a single source, the interfaces of which have been engineered to deliver optimum performance. The individually designed MTU drive systems are based on the powerful and low-emission Series 2000, 4000, 1163 and 8000 diesel engines with power outputs right up to 10,000 kW. In addition to diesel-mechanical and diesel-electric propulsion systems, MTU will be presenting bespoke E-Drive system solutions incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, energy storage batteries, power electronics, control systems and gearboxes. "For yacht owners, that means more economy and comfort due to lower fuel consumption, less noise and reduced vibration," explains Nadine Buhmann, Head of Marine and Offshore Business at MTU. The MTU active noise reduction solutions for vessels will also be on show in Monaco.

As a full system supplier, MTU offers all the components required for the monitoring and remote control of the propulsion systems. In the case of combined propulsion systems and E-Drive systems in particular, the monitoring and control of the individual operating modes can be a considerable challenge. This is an area in which MTU can draw on in-depth expertise and many years of experience, enabling the company to assist clients by providing them with optimum advice and professional support as needed.

The MTU Premium Yacht Service is a perfect fit for the demands of discerning clients. The service and support package includes all MTU ValueCare products and can be precisely tailored to the individual client's wishes. MTU thus offers clients in the luxury yacht sector an expanded global support service for the full life of the engine. World-wide, all owners of yachts with MTU engines can benefit from the new extended warranty of up to eleven years and individually customisable maintenance contracts. The Customer Assistance Centre guarantees rapid availability anywhere in the world – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visitors to the show can find out all about the numerous specially co-ordinated customer service and support options in the Premium Yacht Service Lounge.

Some of the megayachts on view at the Yacht Show in Monaco are fitted out with MTU engines, among them the 60-metre "FB255 M/Y Formosa" (two x MTU 12V 4000 M53 engines) by Benetti, the 50-metre M/Y "Ann G" (twin MTU 16V 4000 units) made by Heesen, and  the 42-metre "Serenity" from Mondomarine (two MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines) being unveiled by Benetti for the first time.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 11,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications as well as cogeneration plants using gas engines for the combined generation of heat and power. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications. L’Orange completes the portfolio with fuel injection systems for large engines.

Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Our business is focused on the 4Cs:

Customer – placing the customer at the heart of our business

Concentration – deciding where to grow and where not to

Cost – continually looking to increase efficiency

Cash – improving financial performance.

Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.5 billion at 30 June 2015.

In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.

The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

Mirko Gutemann

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 September 2015 )