Rolls Royce inks service support contract for Royal Navy’s mtu generator sets

Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term service support contract for all mtu generator sets powering Royal Navy’s fleet.

Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support organisation, signed a contract covering the preventive and corrective maintenance of more than 90 mtu engines for the next five years.

The contract, which is the first of its kind for Power Systems, includes an option to extend for a further two years. It covers mtu generator sets of Series 183, 396 and 4000 fitted or to be fitted into a wide range of surface vessels and submarines.

The vessels include Daring class (Type 45) destroyers, Duke class (Type 23) and City class (Type 26) frigates, Hunt class mine hunters and Astute class submarines.

Rolls-Royce will provide maintenance and repair support both on and off the vessels, provide spare parts, assist with diagnostics and commissioning, and will also deliver design solutions for the modification and improvement of components if necessary.

The contract encompasses the sharing of engine data between the Royal Navy and Rolls-Royce. Based on its digital analysis of this data, Rolls-Royce will be able to suggest through-life efficiency improvements and deliver cost savings by optimizing deployment and maintenance of the vessels.

“We are proud that the Royal Navy now also puts trust in our maintenance and service capabilities, after having invested in mtu propulsion solutions for many years. With our maintenance know-how and growing digital skills we will help the Royal Navy optimize the operation of their vessels, …” Knut Müller, Vice President Global Governmental at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said.