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  • 4 August 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    MTU will be presenting its propulsion and systems portfolio for yachts, merchant vessels and navy ships at the international maritime trade fair SMM from September 9-12, 2014.   MTU, the core company of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, will be showing innovative concepts at Stand 305 in Hall A3 in response to the IMO Tier […]

  • 29 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Rolls-Royce has sealed a major contract to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates to be built for the Royal UK Navy.

  • 5 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    As of 2020, technology company Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. As informed, the propulsion systems will be made available for patrol boats, work boats, yachts and ferries in a power range extending from around 1,000 kilowatts to 4,000 kilowatts per powertrain. Rolls-Royce is planning […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engine has been awarded a $591,9 million modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F135 propulsion systems contract, announced the United States Department of Defense. This modification provides for the procurement of 19 F135-PW-100 Conventional Take Off and Landing propulsion systems for […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    L-3 Communications is being awarded a $7,5 million modification to previously awarded contract for the production of the first two shipsets of the Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) Electric Propulsion System (EPS) for DDG 51 class ships, as well as engineering services and associated provisioning items. L-3 Communications will develop and provide a fully integrated DDG […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    After the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship was sidelined in Singapore after an in-port mishap that left the ship’s commander without a job, USS Fort Worth is now being prepared to return to San Diego for repairs. The U.S. Navy said it would prepare the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to leave Singapore’s Changi base on its […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Chilean ASMAR Shipyards has contracted GE’s Marine Solutions to deliver a complete marine propulsion system for the Chilean Navy’s new Antarctic icebreaking Polar-class vessel. It will replace the retired icebreaker to continue the navy’s Antarctic expedition for search and rescue missions, scientific research, logistic support and resupplying bases in the Chilean Antarctic Territory. The 110-meter long vessel […]

  • 7 November 2011
    Industry news

      United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for studies associated with the F135 propulsion system.  Services to be provided include engineering, programmatic, and logistics tasks related to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F135 propulsion system for U.S. services, JSF international partners, and foreign […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s six new multi-role tugs will all feature Schottel propulsion solutions, the German manufacturer said. Bolko, the first of six tugs built by Remontowa Shipyard in Poland has recently been delivered to the Polish Navy. Further five tugs – Gniewko, Mieszko, Semko, Leszko and Przemko – are scheduled for delivery in the near […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has contracted Bakker Sliedrecht to deliver its electrical auxiliary propulsion system for the Mexican Navy’s SIGMA 10514 long-range patrol vessel. The vessel is currently under construction at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, after the contract was signed at the beginning of the year. A coin-laying ceremony in August marked […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Office of Naval Research recently awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a $2.6 million contract to start work on developing a prototype torpedo propulsion system under the agency’s Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) program. The primary goal of the program is to improve the engine efficiency of the US Navy’s MK48 heavyweight torpedo. Phase I of […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The next-generation US Navy’s submarines will be outfitted with an electric propulsion system, as reported by the Engineering news portal. The Ohio-class submarines currently in use will be replaced with the new submarines in 2029. These new submarines, also called Ohio Replacement Programs’ (ORP) subs, are going to enter fabrication in 2021. The novelty introduced […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The latest order placed with Siemens Marine Solutions proves that diesel-electric propulsion systems are suitable not only for large merchant and naval vessels but also for small ships. The Italian shipyard Cantieri Navali Megaride has commissioned the Siemens unit to equip a 65-meter-long offshore supply vessel from the Italian coast guard with the Siship EcoProp […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), will return to operations three months later than originally planned, in part due to issues related to ship’s nuclear propulsion plant. News of the delay comes amid the confirmation of a US Navy plan to retire […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Dutch company Bakker Sliedrecht was responsible for the electrical auxiliary propulsion system installed on the first of two Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates built for the Indonesian Navy Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding. Key components of the electrical auxiliary propulsion system are two electric propulsion motors and two water-cooled variable-frequency drives with active front ends. […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, recently participated in a series of Live Fire Tests (LFT) in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Weapons Survivability Laboratory (WSL) to assess the F135 propulsion system’s performance against ballistic damage.   The F-35 LFT included a series of tests designed to […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Equipment & technology

    What do the great deal of the biggest mega yachts and the world’s fastest high-speed ferries have in common? They are all powered by MTU diesel engines. Worldwide, the same applies to many other ships such as frigates, standard tug boats and platform supply vessels. As different as the ships’ tasks may be, they can […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    MTU America Inc. is being awarded a $6,8 contract for three shipsets of propulsion system hardware and two spare marine gears for the Israeli Navy Super Dvora fast patrol boats. This contract, which will support the Israeli Navy, is a follow-on effort, which was previously performed. The contract will provide the propulsion system equipment necessary to […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE Systems include some of the most advanced and respected solutions in every part of the power generation and propulsion arena GE helps the world’s navies increase operational dependability, financial efficiency and respect for the environment in terms of emissions and fuel economy. There’s a new era dawning for naval engineering and propulsion. “I’ve seen […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Tognum has been awarded by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd to power eight Littoral Mission Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) with MTU Series 4000 diesel engines. The Littoral Mission Vessels will be installed with state of the art, high efficiency MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, known for their low consumption and long […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines,  is being awarded a $64.9 mission cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract  for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F135 Propulsion System Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI recurring sustainment, operations, and maintenance efforts, the US Department of Defence announced. Efforts include labor and […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Industry news

    GE reports that it has delivered the last of eight propulsion motors for aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales that are under construction for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The two vessels, each with a length of 280 meters and a displacement of 65,000 tons, will be the largest warships in the […]

  • 1 June 2011
    Industry news

      Power conversion specialist Converteam has shipped the first of two massive 75 tonne, 36 Megawatt generators designed specifically to match the electrical power requirement of the propulsion motors for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. These are major components of the electrical system for the two new 65.000 tonne ships for […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    While transiting to Apra Harbor, Guam from Darwin, Australia on the 31st of July, the amphibious transport dock ship, USS Green Bay (LPD 20), welcomed aboard five members of the Engineering Readiness and Assistance Team (ERAT). These mechanical and electrical experts brought their knowledge and experience into the engineering department while providing and facilitating training […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS has unveiled its new submarine concept ship SMX®3.0 at Euronaval which is being held in Paris, France. Available from 2025, the submarine will feature on board 3.0 technologies, better power management and improved data systems, DCNS said. According to the company, the submarine will displace 3,000 tonnes and feature a versatile vertical launch system […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Today’s frigates operate in the most challenging of circumstances. Whether they are fending off enemy submarines, thwarting pirates or carrying out disaster relief and humanitarian missions, these ships need to be effective, efficient, safe and sustainable.   The U.K. Ministry of Defence has engaged in a major program to update and upgrade its current fleet […]

  • 26 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Germany’s manufacturer of propulsion systems Schottel has secured several orders to provide propulsion systems for US Navy vessels. The order includes five workboat docking vessels and two YTL tugs – all of which are to be built at the Modutech Marine Inc. yard in Tacoma, Washington. As explained by Schottel, the order represents a continuation […]

  • 4 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Power conversion specialist Converteam has completed delivery of the first of the propulsion motors for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers as a part of the company’s contract to design and supply major components of the electric propulsion systems for the two new ships. At 65,000 tons each the two aircraft […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Industry news

    GE’s Power Conversion business has signed a contract worth more than $10 million with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) of Pascagoula, Miss., to provide an auxiliary propulsion system (APS) for the future USS Tripoli (LHA-7), which is the U.S. Navy’s latest large-deck amphibious assault ship. This project builds on Power Conversion’s past success with providing similar […]