Germany: International Naval Experts Attend MTU “Worldwide Naval Symposium”


Around 150 international experts and representatives from the naval sector, shipyards, authorities and associations as well as from the supply industry are gathering today and tomorrow in Friedrichshafen for the “Worldwide Naval Symposium” held by Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH. The aim of the event is to organize workshops to take a joint look at important issues and future challenges facing the naval sector and to keep naval experts informed on further developed versions of Series 1163 and the submarine diesel-generator set.
MTU is developing Series 1163 marine engines for operation under IMO 2 and IMO 3 emissions regulations. All the engine’s vital features which are significant for customers, such as its compact installation dimensions, engine interfaces with the vessel and the best power-to-weight ratio and acceleration characteristics in its class, will remain unchanged. The 2-stage turbocharging system will likewise be retained, albeit with an even further optimized efficiency rate. New features in this Series will include a common rail injection system with 1,800 bar injection pressure, the ADEC electronic engine management system (Advanced Diesel Engine Control) which has already been proven in operation on Series 2000 and 4000 engines, and a new combustion process. IMO 2 emissions standards in force since 2011 will be achieved using purely in-engine technology and without exhaust aftertreatment. It is anticipated that IMO 3 emissions regulations due to be introduced from 2016, will be met using an SCR catalyzer for nitrogen oxide emission reductions. Available in 12V, 16V and 20V cylinder configurations, Series 1163 will cover the power range from 4,440 to 7,400 kW (5,955 to 9,925 bhp) at 1,300 rpm. The 1163 will see operation in both civilian and defense vessels such as catamaran ferries and coastguard ships.

International Naval Experts Attend MTU  Worldwide Naval Symposium

In addition, MTU will also be presenting the further developed concept for its proven submarine charging-generator set based on Series 4000 engines. Changing demands in the area of battery charging mean that more powerful diesel generators are now needed which consume less fuel and still meet current emissions limits. Further essentials also include straightforward maintenance combined with low life-cycle costs. The first diesel generator sets are scheduled for availability in the first quarter of 2016.

Source: tognum, September 28, 2011