Rolls-Royce: This year’s yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco will see MTU’s latest propulsion technology and service solutions

Rolls-Royce: This year's yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco will see MTU’s latest propulsion technology and service solutions

Rolls-Royce: This year’s yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco will see MTU’s latest propulsion technology and service solutions

DERBY, 13-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce is showcasing MTU’s latest propulsion technology and service solutions for sailing and motor yachts at this year’s yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco. One of the highlights will be the new 10-cylinder version of the MTU Series 2000 M96 engine. At the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes (6-11 September), the new yacht engine can be seen for the first time on MTU’s JETEE173 stand. The engine will also be presented in Genoa at the Salone Nautico on Stand D3. From 28 September to 1 October, the latest MTU propulsion solutions for megayachts will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show. Advanced design IMO Tier III compatible Series 4000 engines will be exhibited on the MTU stand, in addition to a model of MTU’s 20V Series 4000 M93 engine. Centre stage at all three shows will be the company’s Premium Yacht Service. The global service programme is tailored to meet the needs of the most demanding clients and offers them a comprehensive all-round service worldwide. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

New 10-cylinder for yachts

The focus at the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes and the Salone Nautico in Genoa will be on the new cylinder version of the MTU Series 2000 M96 engine.

Knut Müller, Head of the Marine and Government Business Division at MTU, commenting on the new engine, said: “With the launch of MTU’s s 10V Series 2000 M96 engine, the company is continuing a long tradition of building reliable and efficient high-performance engines for yachts. Our sales expectations for the 12V and 16V versions of this engine type in the 1,268 to 1,939 kW power range this year were significantly exceeded – we are now offering a 10 cylinder version with outputs above 1,015 kW. It is an ideal extension to our yacht engine portfolio.”

The MTU engine meets U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 Recreational standards in addition to EU Directive RCD II for leisure craft, which becomes mandatory from January 2017, and features outstanding acceleration behaviour and low fuel consumption. The Series 2000 yacht engines are a preferred choice of shipyards throughout Europe: to date, over 16,000 Series 2000 engines have been sold for marine applications.

MTU propulsion systems for megayachts

At the Monaco Yacht Show from 28 September to 1 October, MTU will also be showing the latest generation of the MTU Series 4000 engines, which meet IMO Tier III emission standards, in addition to a model of the 20V Series 4000 M93 engine.

The first IMO Tier III compatible yacht propulsion system, consisting of two MTU 16V Series 4000 M73R engines, is to be installed in a new 80.1 metre long megayacht, which is currently being built by the Bilgin Yachts shipyard in Istanbul. This will be the largest yacht ever built in Turkey. Its delivery is scheduled for 2019.

20 years ago the Series 4000 was introduced into the market and has gone on to become MTU’s biggest selling engine in production. To date, over 37,000 Series 4000 engines have been sold to customers across the world for a wide variety of applications from marine propulsion and energy generation to off-highway vehicles, and have successfully completed over 180 million operating hours.

MTU Premium Yacht Service

Our yacht clients can expect to see something special this year on the MTU stands at the yacht shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco. Knut Müller explains: “We will be extending a special invitation to our clients to have their MTU propulsion systems inspected free of charge. On presentation of a voucher obtained from the MTU booths at the shows, MTU service personnel will perform checks and tests on engines and ZF transmission systems.”

The MTU Premium Yacht Service is an extended global service programme tailored to meet the needs of the most demanding clients. With the complete portfolio of services included in the MTU Premium Yacht Service, yacht owners receive an all-round service throughout the entire life cycle of their engines. The Customer Assistance Centre is available around the clock, seven days a week for all service issues encountered by owners of yachts equipped with MTU engines. Visitors to the shows in Cannes, Genoa and Monaco will receive detailed information and advice on the MTU Premium Yacht Service.

System engineering solutions from a single source

MTU supplies propulsion systems for yachts and complete system engineering solutions from a single source. Shipyards are frequently supplied with an MTU system consisting of an engine and transmission unit with optimally synchronised interfaces that is monitored and controlled completely by the MTU automation system. For yachts, in addition to the main propulsion engines and transmission systems in the power range extending from 261 to 4,300 kW, MTU also offers gensets for the yacht’s on-board power supply with rated outputs of up to 280, in addition to gensets for the emergency power supply.

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About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  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. L’Orange completes the portfolio with fuel injection systems for large engines.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 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. We have three common themes across all our businesses:
    • Investing in and developing engineering excellence.
    • Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes.
    • Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.
  5. Annual underlying revenue was £13.4 billion in 2015, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.4 billion at the end of 2015.
  6. In 2015, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 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.
  7. Rolls-Royce employs over 50,000 people in more than 46 countries. Nearly 15,700 of these are engineers.
  8. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2015 we employed 228 graduates and 277 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.
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