NOVI, Mich.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adding to the long list of achievements for MTU marine engines, Tognum America Inc. announced today that 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 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.
“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.”
Since their introduction in 2000, Series 8000 engines have set the benchmark for modern diesel propulsion plants in the 7200 kW (9655 bhp) to 10,000 kW (13,410 bhp) power range. More than 200 engines are 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.”
The American Bureau of Shipping is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related structures and equipment.
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Under the brand MTU the Tognum Group markets engines and propulsion systems for applications in the marine, rail, power generation, oil and gas, agriculture, mining, construction and industrial, and defense markets. www.mtu-online.com
About Tognum America Inc.
Tognum America is a Tognum Group company and is responsible for the manufacture, sales and support of MTU and MTU Onsite Energy branded products in North and Latin America.
With its two business units, Engines & Propulsion and Onsite Energy, the Tognum Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines and propulsion systems for off-highway applications and of distributed power generation systems.
The product portfolio of the Engines & Propulsion business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The Onsite Energy business unit supplies distributed power generation systems carrying the MTU Onsite Energy brand. These comprise diesel engines for emergency power, prime power and continuous power, as well as cogeneration power plants based on gas engines and gas turbines that generate both power and heat. Tognum’s product portfolio also features medium-speed engines built by Bergen Engines and fuel-injection systems built by L’Orange.
In 2012, Tognum generated revenue of €3.015 billion and employed over 10,000 people. Tognum has a global manufacturing, distribution and service structure with 31 fully consolidated companies, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorized dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. Since mid-March 2013, Tognum AG has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding GmbH, a joint venture of Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Group plc.