Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbine selected to power Japan’s new frigate

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). The selection means Japan is the fifth nation to select the MT30 for a major naval ship building program. Sam Cameron, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Defence, said: “Japan’s selection of the MT30 is very significant and means that the three largest users of marine gas turbines, have all endorsed the capabilities of the MT30 and selected it to power significant future programs. “The MT30…

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Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited agree to manufacture MTU engines in India

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a premier defence shipbuilding yard in India under the Ministry of Defence, have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed today at India’s leading defense trade show Defexpo, the companies will assemble the 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines at GSL’s new facility in Goa. The MTU brand is a worldwide leader in large diesel and gas engines and complete propulsion systems and part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The…

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Rolls-Royce to supply 20 MTU Series 8000 engines for new French Navy frigates

Rolls-Royce has received its first order for the new sixteen-cylinder engines in its successful Series 8000 range: French shipbuilder Naval Group has ordered a total of 20 MTU 16V 8000 M91L engines, each delivering up to 8,000 kW of mechanical power. These are to be installed in the French Navy’s five new FTI-type frigates (Frégates de Taille Intermédiaire – medium-sized frigates) from 2023 onwards. The engines are due to ship between the end of 2020 and 2027. Knut Müller, Head of Marine & Government Business at MTU, said: “We are…

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IMO Tier III Certification for MTU Marine Engines from Rolls-Royce

The latest generation of MTU’s Series 4000 engines equipped with the SCR system for ships has successfully completed the IMO Tier III certification tests. Representatives of the ABS, BV, DNVGL, KR, NK, LR and RS certification bodies initially tested the 20-cylinder version, which was awarded approval as being representative of the remaining versions. This means that the engines now comply with the emission regulations in accordance with IMO MARPOL Annex VI, IMO Tier III. With a variety of technical advances to the turbocharging system, the combustion process and the injection…

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Rolls-Royce to supply propellers and mission bay technology for UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship

Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with BAE Systems to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The contracts cover the first three ships – the first of which is currently under construction at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow. The Type 26 is designed with modularity and flexibility in mind and a key feature which sets it apart from competing designs is its mission bay. The Rolls-Royce Mission Bay Handling System, will enable efficient movement of craft and…

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Rolls-Royce Honored as Team Freedom LCS Supplier of the Year

Recognized for their track record of exceptional performance and commitment to affordability, Rolls-Royce was named as the 2017 Team Freedom [NYSE: LMT] Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Supplier of the Year at the 30th annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium on Jan. 9. A long-term Freedom-variant supplier, Rolls-Royce supplies MT30 gas turbines and Mk1 waterjets for the Freedom-variant LCS. Both systems are critical components of the Freedom-variant’s combined diesel and gas (CODAG) propulsion system. At 36 megawatts, the MT30 is the world’s most powerful in service marine gas turbine – enabling…

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Boeing Launches Distribution Agreement for Rolls-Royce Defense Engines

Boeing, through its subsidiary Aviall, today announced it has launched its parts sales and distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce in support of their global fleet of AE defense engines. This agreement, announced at the Paris Air Show, includes Rolls-Royce’s AE 2100 engine. Aviall became the sole sales and distribution provider for all defense variants of the AE engine family around the world. “Rolls-Royce focuses continuously on serving our military customers around the world, and our agreement with Aviall is already providing excellent support for AE engine operators,” said Jeff Thomas, vice…

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MTU’s Callosum Ship Automation System at DSEI

The DSEI Defence and Security Exhibition in London (September 12–15, ExCel) will see Rolls-Royce premiering the new Equipment Health Monitoring function available with MTU’s Callosum Ship Automation System (Stand S6 210). The Callosum extension provides a real-time picture of the status of the vessel and its propulsion system. In addition, Rolls-Royce will be showcasing the entire portfolio of MTU propulsion and drive solutions for naval vessels and land-based defense vehicles from frigates and submarines to armored fighting vehicles. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. With Callosum and…

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Plans for Autonomous Single Role Vessel

Beyond the horizon We have revealed plans for an autonomous, single role naval vessel. Capable of operating beyond the horizon for more than 100 days, with a range of 3,500 nautical miles, the 60m vessel will displace 700 tonnes and reach speeds above 25 knots. It could be used for coastal patrol and surveillance, logistics support, or as part of a fleet deployment, protecting conventional manned warships. Benjamin Thorp, Rolls-Royce, General Manager Naval Electrics, Automation and Control, says: “Rolls-Royce is seeing interest from major navies in autonomous, rather than remote-controlled,…

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Rolls-Royce Showcasing MTU Engine Solutions at IDEX and NAVDEX

February 16, 2017 – Rolls-Royce will be showcasing its MTU drive and propulsion solutions for military vehicles and naval vessels at the IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 trade shows (Booth 09-B14). These take place simultaneously in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February and represent the biggest defense technology event in the Middle East and North Africa. The venue is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates. Rolls-Royce will be presenting the full spectrum of its MTU-brand drive and propulsion solutions – from ultra-modern armored-vehicle drives to…

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Rolls-Royce completes factory acceptance test for first gas turbine for Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) to be built by Fincantieri

Thursday, 2 February 2, 2017 – Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone for the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel, to be built by Fincantieri one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, by successfully completing the factory acceptance test for the vessel’s first MT30 Gas Turbine. Rolls-Royce has been selected to provide two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20,000 tonne displacement, multi-purpose amphibious vessel. The LHD, which will be built and launched in the Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard before being set up and delivered at the company’s…

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