Damen Naval and Rolls-Royce enterprise unit Energy Techniques have signed a contract to ship 16 mtu diesel generator units, for the 4 new F126 Frigates for the German Navy. Though DAMEN and Rolls-Royce, whose enterprise unit Energy Techniques relies in Friedrichshafen, Germany, have a long-standing cooperation in shipbuilding, that is the primary time a contract has been awarded for mtu naval diesel generator units. In response to Managing Director of Damen Naval, Hein van Ameijden, the selection was based mostly on Rolls-Royce’s high-end naval oriented mtu options and expertise on the high-end naval market. The onboard energy of every F126 vessel will probably be supplied by 4 mtu Collection 4000 variable pace gensets.

“We’re delighted to announce the information of this contract and the actual fact now we have discovered one other German companion for this prestigious and necessary challenge for the Bundeswehr. We stay up for working with Rolls-Royce and its mtu options once more. The most important benefit of the variable pace generator set is discount of gasoline consumption at half load operation. For Damen Naval it’s the first time that variable pace generator units are utilized on Naval vessels together with a DC Grid. We count on that this kind of configuration would be the new normal in high-end naval purposes,” Hein van Ameijden mentioned.


Paul Röck, Director Gross sales Governmental at Rolls-Royce enterprise unit Energy Techniques, mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily proud to as soon as once more be chosen by Damen Naval as companion on this crucial and prestigious challenge. Our superior sustainable options for each energy and management of the F126 vessels will play a key position in making certain the frigates’ reliability, effectivity, and operational success.”

Rolls-Royce will ship mtu Collection 4000 gensets much like the one pictured for the F126 frigates, bedded on specialist mounts and surrounded by an acoustic enclosure.

These excessive efficiency gensets are essentially the most environmentally pleasant naval gensets Rolls-Royce has ever produced: They meet the necessities of the IMO III emissions directive due to state-of-the-art mtu selective catalytic discount (SCR) programs. Resulting from their variable pace functionality, the engines may be operated effectively, saving gasoline and decreasing upkeep. The settlement additionally contains an Built-in Logistics Help (ILS) package deal. It’s the second F126 contract awarded to Rolls-Royce; earlier this 12 months Damen Naval selected the corporate to provide the automation options mtu NautIQ Grasp and mtu NautIQ Foresight. With this contract, Rolls-Royce continues its decades-long cooperation with the German Navy. Vessels such because the predecessor frigate lessons F124 and F125 in addition to the corvettes K130 are outfitted with mtu engines and diesel generator units from Rolls-Royce.

The diesel generator units will present electrical energy to the F126 mixed diesel electrical and diesel (CODLAD) propulsion system. The CODLAD propulsion system offers a prime pace of greater than 26 knots. The primary diesel generator units will probably be delivered early 2024 to the yard. In June 2020, the Federal Workplace of Bundeswehr Gear, Info Know-how and In-Service Help (BAAINBw) awarded the development contract for the 4 F126 frigates to Dutch shipbuilder Damen as the overall contractor with its sub-contractors Blohm+Voss and Thales. The ships will probably be constructed fully in Germany at shipyards in Wolgast, Kiel and Hamburg. The primary ship will probably be handed over in Hamburg in 2028. The contract contains an choice for 2 additional frigates.