Rolls-Royce to Present the Latest Hybrid Systems and Service Solutions from MTU in Monaco
Rolls-Royce will be showcasing MTU’s state-of-the-art propulsion systems and service solutions for motor and sailing yachts at this year’s yacht show in Monaco from 26 to 29 September. The event will focus on the MTU’s fully integrated hybrid ship propulsion systems and the company’s new digital service products for the maritime sector.
MTU will be showcasing its latest propulsion systems for megayachts at booth QC8. These will include the latest generation of Series 4000 engines equipped with the MTU SCR system designed to meet IMO Tier III emission standards.
As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a series of fully integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. The propulsion systems, which will be based on Series 2000 and 4000 engines, will be available in a power range extending from around 1,000 kilowatts to 4,000 kilowatts per powertrain.
The propulsion systems will consist of MTU internal combustion engines, electric drive modules, transmission systems, batteries, monitoring and control systems, in addition to other electronic components. “Our customers will get integrated systems together with an appropriate selection of propulsion modes that are easy to operate,” adds Knut Müller.For its yacht customers, MTU offers its digital service products MTU Go! Act and MTU Go! Manage. Connecting up the systems via data loggers will enable both MTU experts and customers to monitor the engines remotely, schedule maintenance work and determine the availability of spare parts, analyse operating data and derive what action is to be recommended to improve the use and operation of products. Since the beginning of 2018, experts have been working hand-in-hand in different time zones at MTU Customer Care Centers across three locations – Singapore, Novi (Michigan) and Friedrichshafen. This means that customers receive round-the-clock support to make sure they get optimum levels of availability from their MTU propulsion systems.
MTU is also offering yacht owners a new integrated bridge concept designed to provide a single point of access to all information that is crucial to the safe and efficient operation of the vessel. This relates primarily to the MTU propulsion system, the MTU ship automation system, the power management system, in addition to navigation, radar and communication systems.