MTU showcases its new integrated bridge concept at the leading maritime trade show SMM in Hamburg

MTU showcases its new integrated bridge concept at the leading maritime trade show SMM in Hamburg

  • Complete vessel monitoring solution
  • Integrated bridge system provides for safe and efficient vessel management
  • All key functions shown in standard visuals

LONDON, 11-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MTU showcases its new integrated bridge concept at the SMM in Hamburg, the leading maritime trade show. The new integrated bridge forms the central point of access to all information that is crucial to safe and efficient ship operation. This relates in particular to the MTU propulsion plant, MTU ship automation, the power management system, navigation, radar and communication. With the new solution, information previously scattered over diverse displays is now collated at a standardized display using a single graphic interface which enables faster overview using an modern visuals concept. The new MTU bridge solution is available for yachts as well as commercial and military vessels equipped with an MTU propulsion system.

Knut Müller, head of marine and governmental business at MTU, said: “MTU already has a good foothold in the market for marine propulsion and ship automation. With our new integrated bridge system we are going a step further by offering the customer a complete systems solution that facilitates better monitoring of the vessel as a whole. By being able to cover the whole spectrum from propulsion system and bridge components to digitalized service and long-term service agreements, we support the customer as a systems solutions provider all along the way.”

MTU’s new bridge concept integrates the various sub-systems such as propulsion plant, ship automation and navigation at the central control bridge. By making all data available centrally, the information coming from the various sub-systems can be combined and processed using digital analysis. The results are presented for the crew using clear visuals on all monitors networked within the automation system. The captured data can also be stored and transferred for further analysis at a later date. These findings can then be used, for example, to increase availability, reduce life-cycle costs and further enhance operational reliability.

MTU devises its integrated bridge solutions on the basis of in-house expertise and cooperation with strategic partners. MTU began producing ship automation systems as far back as the seventies, and so far has supplied control and monitoring for over 8000 vessels worldwide.

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  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications as well as cogeneration plants using gas engines for the combined generation of heat and power. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2017, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £78.5 billion at the end of December 2017.
  5. In 2017, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. Rolls-Royce employs almost 55,000 people in 50 countries. Approximately 19,400 of these are engineers. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2017 we recruited 313 graduates and 339 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.

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