The Tognum brand ‘MTU’ has a long tradition in the development, manufacture and supply of marine engines, propulsion plant and automation systems. Up to now more than 24,000 MTU diesel engines have been delivered for both large and small vessels around the world.
When it comes to safety and environmental protection, the world’s navies, coast guards, police forces and other authorities know no compromise. For these applications, MTU has developed clean, custom-tailored propulsion systems which lead the field in terms of outstanding power density, low weight, shock-resistance, compact design, quiet running, quality, straightforward operation and low life-cycle costs. And the MTU product range in this sector is rounded off with compatible automation software and hardware for controlling both the propulsion systems and other on-board functions.
MTU engines are, of course, also in service around the globe in marine passenger applications. Their well-proven record of safe and economic operation thanks to low weight and compact size as well as excellent reliability and availability means that the majority of hydrofoils and catamarans in operation throughout Europe and Asia are powered by MTU engines.
Likewise, MTU engines and automation systems have been providing the power in a whole range of workboats from harbor tugs to fishery protection vessels for many years now. Applications in this sector make particularly heavy demands on propulsion systems as the vessels need to be able to deliver full power around the clock. Reliability, rugged design, low fuel and oil consumption and straightforward maintenance are all essential in the world of workboats – no matter how rough the sea, the wind and the weather might be.
MTU engines offer virtually limitless possibilities in the industrial sector. Throughout the world, engines manufactured by the Tognum Group company provide reliable and economic drive solutions for applications at high altitudes and low temperatures, in all climates, on all types of roads and whatever the terrain. MTU’s versatile engine concept means that the customer’s specific needs can be integrated in the overall design process at a very practical level. This is obviously a major advantage since MTU provides not only the engines but the systems and service expertise to match.
MTU drive systems for mainline and multipurpose locomotives and for railcars on regional routes are individually configured to suit the widest range of conditions and applications and these units are at the cutting edge when it comes to clean operation. Day-in and day-out, in every continent in the world, these units provide impressive proof of their capabilities: whether in regional passenger service, on heavy goods duties or on high-speed routes; whether pulling fast, long-haul trains, powering industrial locos or working marshalling yards. Thanks to their low weight, compactness, smooth running characteristics and low noise emission levels Tognum’s MTU engines are the drive units of preference for rail vehicles.
The company’s innovative range of drive systems is perfectly complemented by MTU’s PowerPack® which combines all the individual system elements in a single functional unit mounted on a common raft. The latest MTU engines are also ideal for repowering programs. Their space-saving dimensions mean they fit easily into existing engine compartments and they are also capable of utilizing existing peripheral systems.
The range of industrial applications for these units knows no limits: construction equipment, mining vehicles, mobile cranes, port and dock handling units, special-purpose vehicles and agricultural machinery - the possibilities are boundless. And in all of these applications, MTU engines make their particular mark with low fuel consumption, outstanding power coupled with compact design, impressive dynamic performance and excellent availability.
With power units for the oil and gas industry, safety must be the overriding concern. The slightest degree of unreliability can rapidly translate into serious hazards to both life and plant. And, in addition, the cost of plant failure and downtime in this sector is particularly high. The long years of experience and expertise behind the MTU brand mean that diesel units manufactured by the Tognum Group company deliver the highest standards of drive quality for gensets, fire-fighting pumps, drilling mud pumps, drilling plant, winch drives and frac units.
The outstanding benefits of MTU units are especially important on offshore platforms. Thanks to their compact design, they minimize the extremely high cost of deck space and support structures. Excellent fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs keep operating expenses to a minimum. And, besides customizing of the systems, MTU supplies full documentation, conducts commissioning operations and provides a fully comprehensive service and maintenance program.
In the defense sector, MTU can boast a proud tradition spanning decades of experience in drive plant technology for defense vehicles. The comprehensive product range includes complex drive systems for everything from small armored vehicles to the latest main battle tanks.
Each series of tank engines in the Tognum MTU program is available in various cylinder configurations. To ensure optimum performance, for example, the same engine series can offer a 12-cylinder unit for main battle tanks as well as an 8-cylinder engine for howitzers.
For howitzers, mobility and flexibility are critical for success. Drive systems powered by MTU engines cope with this challenge. They deliver a host of other advantages thanks to their compact, powerful, light-weight and low-maintenance design and to a cold-starting capability which extends to 40° below freezing.
All around the globe, MTU engines deliver dependable power in armored infantry vehicles, transport vehicles and special-purpose military vehicles operating in the tropics, deserts and arctic wastes - both on land and on water. Every one of these applications demands outstandingly powerful engines capable of generating high torques. MTU engines are power packs in the most literal sense: rugged, with immense lugging power, they deliver outstanding reliability as well as low fuel and oil consumption.