MTU – Rolls Royce Power Systems

MTU is one of the leading manufacturers of large diesel engines and complete propulsion and drive systems for marine applications, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The company also manufactures tailor-made electronic control and monitoring systems for engines and for propulsion and drive systems.

MTU has a long tradition in the development, manufacture and supply of marine engines, propulsion and automation systems. Over 24,000 diesel engines have been delivered to date for both large and small vessels around the world.

MTU engines and automation systems have been providing the power for large numbers of tugs, Offshore support vessels and other workboats for many years. This area of application places particularly heavy demands on propulsion systems, as the vessels must be capable of delivering full power for up to 24 hours a day. Reliability, rugged design, low fuel and oil consumption and straightforward maintenance are essential requirements – no matter how rough the sea, the wind and the weather conditions might be.

When it comes to safety and environmental protection, the world’s navies, coast guards, police forces and other authorities know no compromise. For these applications, MTU has developed clean, tailor-made propulsion systems that feature outstanding power density, low weight, shock-resistance, compact design, quiet running, quality, straightforward operation and low life-cycle costs. The MTU product portfolio is supplemented by compatible automation software and hardware for controlling the propulsion system and other on-board functions.

MTU engines are also in service in marine passenger applications around the globe. They offer safe and economic operation as a result of their low weight and compact size, in addition to their high level of reliability and availability. This can be seen in Europe and Asia, for example, where the vast majority of hydrofoils and catamarans are powered by MTU engines.


„MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, sells high-speed engines and drive systems among others for vessels and offshore applications with an output power up to 10.000 kilowatt.

GeMaX supports MTU by giving us access to offer an additional and attractive finance package from a competent partner to our worldwide customers. This key benefit enables us to create a competetive advantage and simultaneously increases our degree of international brand awareness in this field.“

Dennis Zumbach
Director Sales, Marine and Offshore,
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH

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