More power for MTU 20V8000 engine

22 Oct 2012
The MTU 20V8000 engine, now available with increased power rating

The MTU 20V8000 engine, now available with increased power rating

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.

The uprated V20-cylinder engine has, says MTU, unit demonstrated its increased power and reliability during a project-specific endurance run over 1,500 hours under tropical conditions. The series 8000 now covers a power range from 7,200kW to 10,000kW, MTU says enables it to offer economically efficient, diesel-based propulsion solutions producing up to 40MW per vessel. The new high power rating is initially being launched in the naval market.

Since their appearance in 2000, more than 130 MTU 8000 engines are currently in operation and 40 more are on order, which the company claims makes the series 8000 the top seller in its performance class.

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