Tognum To Supply MTU Engines For German Navy Support Vessel
Tognum has been awarded a contract to supply MTU engines for the German Navy’s new combat group support vessel, the “Bonn”. The engines are to be delivered to shipbuilders Flensburger Schiffsbaugesellschaft mbH & Co. KG at the end of 2010. The German Navy is due to commission the new supply ship in 2012.
Under the contract, MTU is to supply two Type 20V 8000 M71R engines as main propulsion units and five onboard power generators driven by MTU Type 8V 4000 M50B engines. The main propulsion units will produce an output of 7200 kW each.
The combat support vessel “Bonn” is 174 meters long and has a maximum speed of over 20 knots. Its displacement when fully laden is 20240 tonnes. The ships in this class are the German Navy’s largest vessels and provide worldwide logistical and medical support for mixed task forces as well as supplying other naval craft with supplies, consumables, provisions and ammunition.