Last September, Tognum, the parent company of MTU Friedrichshafen, created MTU Onsite Energy, the new brand for distributed energy systems. All distributed energy products will now be marketed under the new brand, which will involve participation from various subsidiaries of Tognum including: MTU Power Generation, MDE, CFC Solutions and Katolight.
Tognum Group also announced a joint venture with Swiss company Hug Engineering AG, for cooperation in the field of exhaust aftertreatment. The new company will be headquartered in witzerland, and specialists from both companies will be cooperating to ensure that large MTU diesel engines in the 2000, 4000 and 8000 series can be fitted with exhaust aftertreatment systems as a standard feature in the future.
MTU Friedrichshafen introduced the Series 4000 engines for workboats. The 4000 series has been further improved thanks to the optimization of the M63 engine for the requirements of heavyduty marine applications such as tugs, barges and offshore supply ships.
The manufacturer explained that the engine is available in eight-, 12- or 16-cylinder versions and that the optimization has included a better fuel performance (the specific consumption has been reduced to 195 g/kWh), longer maintenance intervals for major overhauls (extended to up to 34 000 hours), while the power output of the 16-cylinder version has been increased from 2000 to 2240 kW.