Rolls-Royce will present long run service assist for all mtu generator units powering Britain’s Royal Navy fleet. Rolls-Royce enterprise unit Energy Methods and the UK Ministry of Defence, Defence Tools & Help organisation, signed a contract overlaying the preventive and corrective upkeep of greater than 90 mtu engines for the subsequent 5 years. The contract, which is the primary of its form for Energy Methods, consists of an possibility to increase for an extra two years. It covers mtu generator units of Collection 183, 396 and 4000 fitted or to be fitted into a variety of floor vessels and submarines, together with Daring Class (Sort 45) destroyers, Duke Class (Sort 23) and Metropolis Class (Sort 26) frigates, Hunt Class mine hunters and Astute Class submarines. Rolls-Royce will present upkeep and restore assist each on and off the vessels, present spare components, help with diagnostics and commissioning, and also will ship design options for the modification and enchancment of parts if mandatory.

Knut Müller, Vice President World Governmental at Rolls-Royce enterprise unit Energy Methods, mentioned: “This exceptional settlement offers a brand new dimension to our long-lasting and confirmed relationship with the UK MoD and establishes Rolls-Royce Energy Methods as a whole options supplier for the Royal Navy. We’re proud that the Royal Navy now additionally places belief in our upkeep and repair capabilities, after having invested in mtu propulsion options for a few years.”


Cdr Michael Thomson, Marine Diesel Tools Group chief, at Defence Tools and Help, mentioned: “It’s our responsibility to ship the optimum degree of apparatus availability to the Royal Navy to allow our forces to fulfil their vital missions always. We’re delighted to have positioned this assist contract with Rolls-Royce which is able to capitalise on the usage of knowledge evaluation to repeatedly enhance availability and assist efficiencies for our fleet of mtu engines.”

Rolls-Royce will present the Royal Navy with upkeep and restore assist for mtu gensets, together with mtu 12V 4000 gensets on Sort 23 vessels.(Picture by Rolls-Royce)

The contract consists of the sharing of engine knowledge between the Royal Navy and Rolls-Royce. Primarily based on its superior digital evaluation of this knowledge, Rolls-Royce will be capable to recommend through-life effectivity enhancements and ship value financial savings by optimizing deployment and upkeep of the vessels. Rolls-Royce has been an in depth accomplice of the Royal Navy for many years, with energy and propulsion options from each the Rolls-Royce and mtu manufacturers. A number of vessel sorts of the Royal Navy mix Rolls-Royce and mtu model merchandise as a whole answer. Rolls-Royce enterprise unit Energy Methods is reworking from an engine producer to a supplier of built-in sustainable options. A part of this strategy is establishing a complete mtu NautIQ portfolio of ship automation options. It consists of the Tools Well being Administration System mtu NautIQ Foresight which permits preventive upkeep and was just lately ordered for the brand new F126 frigates of the German Navy. This technique might grow to be related for the Royal Navy as a part of the rising cooperation with Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce pioneers the facility that issues to attach, energy and shield society. We now have pledged to realize web zero greenhouse gasoline emissions in our operations by 2030 (excluding product testing) and joined the UN Race to Zero marketing campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a elementary position in enabling the sectors by which we function obtain web zero carbon by 2050. Rolls-Royce Energy Methods is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs round 9,000 folks. The product portfolio consists of mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion techniques for ships, energy era, heavy land, rail and defence autos and for the oil and gasoline trade in addition to diesel and gasoline techniques and battery containers for mission crucial, standby and steady energy, mixed era of warmth and energy, and microgrids and is intensively engaged within the improvement of climate-neutral options. Rolls-Royce has prospects in additional than 150 nations, comprising greater than 400 airways and leasing prospects, 160 armed forces and navies, and greater than 5,000 energy and nuclear prospects.

Rolls-Royce to Deliver Support Services for MTU Generators Powering Royal Navy Fleet
The contract covers mtu generator units of Collection 183, 396 and 4000 fitted or to be fitted into a variety of floor vessels and submarines, together with Daring Class destroyers (Sort 45; within the center) and Duke Class frigates (Sort 23; left and proper). (Picture by UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022)