- 16V 4000 M63 engines will power four new tugs
- Delivery of the engines by May 2022
- Construction of the vessels at Rio Maguari, operations in Brazilian ports
(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 2-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR., ADR:RYCEY), the pre-eminent engineering company with focus on world-class power and propulsion systems, has announced that Rio Maguari, a Brazilian leader in inland vessels shipbuilding, has ordered eight 16V 4000 M63 mtu engines to be delivered by May 2022. The 2,000 kW engines will be used to power new tugboats that Rio Maguari is building for the leading tugboat shipping company Svitzer. The four new tugs of the Ramparts 2300 series designed by Robert Allan have a bollard pull of 70 tons and are to be used in ports in Brazil. With the new vessels, Svitzer will operate a total of eleven mtu-powered tugs in Brazil. About one in five tugboats in Brazil operates with mtu propulsion.
Daniel Reedtz Cohen, Managing Director at Svitzer Brazil, said: “The four new tugs are an important addition to our fleet in Brazil and play an important role in our plans for the future. We are pleased to have found the right propulsion partner for this project in Rolls-Royce and its mtu engines.”
Christof von Bank, Director Sales, Marine, Americas at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said: “There is no more demanding customer than Svitzer in the tugboat market – we are delighted to have once again convinced Svitzer of our mtu propulsion solutions and to continue our growth trajectory together in Brazil.”
Thanks to their high power density and reliability, mtu marine engines have been successful for many years and continue to set new standards with efficiency, performance and environmental friendliness. To date, Rolls-Royce has sold more than 480 mtu engines for tugs and workboats, which are successfully in operation with customers worldwide.
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SOURCE: Rolls-Royce plc