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New US factory for MTU engines
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. 05 Mar 2010
Automation for reliability
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. 18 Oct 2010
Genset focuses on offshore d-e propulsion needs
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. 08 Sep 2010
Engine builder looks to future emissions limits
MTU is looking forward to the US, EU and IMO future limitations for NOx and particulate matter emissions, as described by Dag Pike. 31 Oct 2010
Diesel engines for greener Navies
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. 09 Mar 2011
MTU upgrades series 1163 engines
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. 02 Dec 2010
Tognum starts up new USA engine plant
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. 02 Dec 2010
Another swath joins Elbe pilot fleet
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. 01 Feb 2011
Cutting edge trimaran ferry exceeds expectations
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. 01 Feb 2011
Rolls-Royce in bid for MTU business
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. 08 Mar 2011
Rolls-Royce wants a slice of MTU
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. 09 Mar 2011
New CFO at Tognum
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. 16 Mar 2011
Tognum expands production in Europe
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. 22 Mar 2011
MTU order from Indian Coast Guard
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. 19 Apr 2011
Bid for trouble-free availability
David Tinsley looks at current developments in machinery control and monitoring, starting with monitoring condition. 30 Jun 2011
Regular maintenance is key to more uptime and lower costs
Bill Mossey, Corporate Manager Pacific Power Products, MTU Detroit Diesel, outlines the company’s approach to preventive maintenance of high speed diesel engines. 29 Jun 2011
Tognum/MTU awaits revised share offer from Daimler and Rolls-Royce
In a statement issued on Friday 13 May, Tognum reports that Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Group have verbally confirmed to the Tognum AG board that they may increase the joint bid for Tognum. 16 May 2011
Tognum board welcomes increased offer from Daimler and Rolls-Royce
In a statement issued during the evening of 16 May, the board of Tognum AG says that Daimler, Rolls-Royce Group and Engine Holding have confirmed in a written agreement that they will increase the offer price for Tognum shares by an additional 8.3% to 26.00€ per share. 17 May 2011
Tognum recommends acceptance of Rolls-Royce and Daimler’s acquisition offer
The directors of MTU parent Tognum have issued a statement recommending shareholders to accept the latest offer to buy the company made jointly by Daimler and Rolls-Royce. 18 May 2011
Tognum takeover is successful
A statement from MTU parent company Tognum says that the planned takeover by Rolls-Royce and Daimler is on course to proceed, and the doors are open for the German engine group to transfer to new ownership. 06 Jun 2011
New lease of life for Alaska ferry
Vessel designer Incat Crowther says that it is becoming involved in refurbishment of its older designs, bringing them up to latest economic and environmental standards. 15 Jun 2011
Daimler and Rolls-Royce secure 94% of Tognum
Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Holdings plc have secured 94.17 % of the shares in Tognum after the two companies' successful tender offer. 24 Jun 2011
High speed engines bring emissions and cost benefits
Demands for higher efficiency, lower emissions and fuel restrictions are prompting designers to look at high speed diesel-based prime mover options, by Dag Pike. 30 Sep 2011
Combustion research underway at SKL
Tognum’s SKL Motor subsidiary in Magdeburg, Germany, has recently seen the inauguration of four new test stands to be used to develop new combustion processes, fuels and combustion chamber geometries for MTU engines. 01 Aug 2011
Tognum to reduce executive board
MTU parent group Tognum says that it is to reduce the size of its executive board as of 1 October 2011 from five to four members, following the sales reorganisation of of the global Tognum group in January 2011. 20 Sep 2011
Tognum announces new board following Rolls-Royce/Daimler acquisition
The takeover of MTU parent Tognum by Rolls-Royce and Daimler is now complete, following the appointment to the Tognum supervisory board of four new members from the shareholding companies. 27 Oct 2011
Ready for the next emissions stage
The further development of MTU’s series 1163 engine for the IMO Tier II limits is described by Christoph Fenske, senior manager, application center marine, naval surface craft at MTU Friedrichshafen. 30 Dec 2011
Colombian Navy modernisation project
After 30 years of service, the Colombian Navy’s Almirante Padilla class frigates are being modernised at the Cotecmar naval dockyard. 30 Dec 2011
MTU and Navantia to formally cooperate in propulsion systems
German engine builder MTU Friedrichshafen and the Spanish shipyard Navantia have signed a strategic long-term agreement which extends the existing relationship that both companies have enjoyed over the last 40 years. 10 Jan 2012
Medium speed Austal catamaran for Tahiti
Shipbuilder Austal of Western Australia has secured an order from an existing customer, French Polynesia operator SNC Aremiti Ferry, for a medium speed 80m vehicle-passenger catamaran ferry, for October 2013 delivery. 08 Feb 2012
MTU expands production into Poland
Tognum Group, the MTU parent company which is jointly owned by Rolls-Royce and Daimler, plans to erect a new €90million plant in Poland to expand its European production and development capacity. 15 Mar 2012
MTU’s US plant to grow
Tognum has announced a $40million expansion scheme for its Aiken plant, where it builds MTU engines. The plan, which will add 20 new jobs, is supported by Aiken County and the State of South Carolina. 21 Mar 2012
Upgrade for Ironmen
Tognum has announced that its MTU subsidiary is to launch an enhanced version of the series 4000 Ironmen engines which will comply with US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations, using only internal emission control methods. 30 Aug 2012
New MTU/Navantia training centre
MTU Ibérica, a subsidiary of German based propulsion solutions company MTU Friedrichshafen, and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, recently open a training centre for service staff in Cartagena, Spain. 04 Sep 2012
More power for MTU 20V8000 engine
Tognum company MTU Friedrichshafen has announced that higher power ratings are to be made available for its large high speed engine, the series 8000. The maximum output has been raised from 9,100kW to 10MW. 22 Oct 2012
MTU’s 8000 receives NVR approval from ABS
MTU says that its series 8000 high speed marine engine has received NVR certification from US classification society ABS, joining the 8V 396, which had previously received NVR approval. 19 Sep 2013
Tognum rebranded as Rolls-Royce Power Systems
The Tognum group is, as from today (9 January 2014), now known as Rolls-Royce Power Systems, though the individual companies within the group are to retain their brand names. 09 Jan 2014
Rolls-Royce engines ABS-certified
Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ MTU Series 4000 engines have been awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). 24 Feb 2014
MTU launches new marine genset engine
Rolls-Royce Power Systems – the brand which includes MTU among others – is launching a new marine genset, based on the six-cylinder series 1600 inline diesel engine. 25 Mar 2014
MTU's gas engine and new propulsion at SMM
Germany’s MTU is to present its latest propulsion and systems portfolio at the SMM exhibition, in response to the IMO Tier III emission standard, due to come into force in 2016. 04 Aug 2014
CNG in shipping as an LNG alternative
Transporting natural gas has become big business for the shipping industry, says Dag Pike, who looks at the opportunities in compressing, rather than liquefying, gas for transport and fuel. 03 Sep 2014
SCR test for Fairplay tug
Rolls-Royce brand MTU and Fairplay will test an SCR exhaust system on an MTU diesel genset on board a harbour tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements that come into force in 2016. 09 Sep 2014
Engine remanufacture breathes new life into pilot vessels
One of the services offered by MTU to its customers is the opportunity to exchange a worn, time-expired engine for a good-as-new remanufactured unit. 01 Dec 2014
Rolls-Royce expands to Middle East
Rolls-Royce is supporting regional MTU sales and services in the Middle East with a new head office in Dubai. 11 Feb 2015
IMO III gensets enter service
Fairplay Towage has brought one of the first IMO Tier III certified gensets into operation, installing Rolls-Royce’s MTU Series 4000 diesel engines with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) on a new harbour tug. 13 Jul 2015
MTU and Akasol collaborate on energy storage
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH is joining forces with Darmstadt-based Akasol GmbH to develop battery systems for MTU’s hybrid and e-drive propulsion systems. 22 Jul 2015