David Tinsley looks at current developments in machinery control and monitoring, starting with monitoring condition.
Bill Mossey, Corporate Manager Pacific Power Products, MTU Detroit Diesel, outlines the company’s approach to preventive maintenance of high speed diesel engines.
The Tognum group has announced a substantial follow-up order from the Indian Coast Guard for 60 MTU 16V4000 engines, with associated automation systems, for 20 new 48m fast patrol boats.
MTU parent Tognum has announced plans to expand its production capacity in Europe, with investment in the lead plant in Friedrichshafen and in a new facility in Eastern Europe.
Propulsion and power specialist Tognum decided at its recent meeting of the supervisory board that Dieter Royal will join the executive board as the new member responsible for the finance and corporate services division effective 1 October 2011.
Following earlier speculation this week about a takeover bid for MTU, Rolls-Royce and Daimler have issued a joint statement concerning their proposed offer to acquire Tognum, the parent company of MTU.
In a paper given to the 2010 Defence Technology Asia conference, Christoph Fenske, Senior Manager for Naval Surface Craft at MTU Friedrichshafen, examined the impact of IMO Tier 2 and Tier 3 emissions limits on naval vessels – although navies are not legally obliged to meet these limits, many naval and coastguard authorities intend to follow the rules, with ship procurement programmes demanding compliance.
Reports from various sources, including Bloomberg and the UK Daily Telegraph, suggest that Rolls-Royce and Daimler are combining to take over MTU’s parent company Tognum.
Austal’s next generation 102m trimaran has impressed during sea trials, achieving a speed of 39 knots at 90% MCR with 340 tonnes deadweight. The high speed passenger-vehicle ferry utilises Austal’s patented trimaran technology to deliver improved sea keeping, fuel efficiency, passenger comfort and payload capacity.
The Elbe Pilot association in Cuxhaven, Germany has strengthened its fleet with the addition of the new 2,462gt pilot station vessel Elbe designed for rough coastal waters and tidal estuaries.
Tognum company MTU Friedrichshafen has announced an upgrade to its series 1163 marine engines, which will enable them to comply with the IMO Tier 2 and IMO Tier 3 emissions limits.
The assembly of Tognum’s MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines earmarked primarily for the US market recently got underway at the company’s new US production facility in Aiken, South Carolina.
MTU is looking forward to the US, EU and IMO future limitations for NOx and particulate matter emissions, as described by Dag Pike.
MTU cites the diverse range of applications, including a German ice-breaker and research vesse, a Spanish fast ferry and a New York fireboat, as users of its Callosum integrated control and monitoring system.
At SMM 2010, Tognum company MTU Friedrichshafen launched a new, standardised genset for diesel-electric propulsion and onboard power generation, targeted at the offshore supply ship market.
MTU parent group Tognum is setting up a new engine assembly and manufacturing plant for the MTU brand in Aiken County, South Carolina, USA. This will replace the existing assembly plant in Detroit, and is part of Tognum’s policy of expanding its production network to make it more international.
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