MTU and Navantia to formally cooperate in propulsion systems

10 Jan 2012

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.

Tognum group company MTU Friedrichshafen says it has been chosen by Navantia as a primary partner for its ships’ propulsion systems. In addition to the existing license agreements covering MTU series 396, series 956 and series 1163 marine engines, a common training centre will be established in Cartagena. Customers of MTU and Navantia, employees of Navantia and MTU Ibérica as well as service dealers will be trained in engine maintenance and service. Furthermore, both companies plan to offer a so-called ‘through life support’ to Navantia customers, representing a maintenance concept for the complete ship. MTU will support this concept with its service solutions for propulsion systems through its global service network.

Vessels built by Navantia and powered by MTU engines include the Spanish Meteoro class offshore patrol vessel and the Venezuelan Guaicamacuto class and Guaiquerí class patrol vessels. These ships are equipped with MTU series 1163 marine engines for main propulsion, series 2000 marine gensets for onboard power and series 60 standby-power gensets. 

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