Friedrichshafen, 18 July 2012. Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, and Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, have won two orders for the supply of marine engines and propeller-rudder systems. Tognum is to supply twelve MTU engines to Brazilian shipping company Camorim for powering six harbor tugs. Another four engines for marine power generation are to go to Fjellstrand, a Norwegian shipyard. Together, both orders are worth a total of 5.8 million euros to Tognum.
“Winning these first orders confirms that cooperation with our new majority shareholders Rolls-Royce and Daimler is on the right track,” explained Joachim Coers, CEO of Tognum AG.
The first delivery comprises twelve MTU 16V 4000 M63 engines destined for Camorim, the Brazilian shipping company. Twin MTU engines will be used to power Rolls-Royce propeller-rudder systems on a total of six tug boats. Each engine delivers power of 2,000kW, and the order value lies at some three million euros. The tug vessels will mainly be used in offshore oil production operations carried out by Petrobas, the petroleum producer in Rio de Janeiro/Macae. “The Brazilian market for marine engines is continuously expanding and holds huge potential for us,” said Joachim Coers.
The contract partner for the second order is Fjellstrand, the Norwegian shipyard. Four marine gensets based on MTU 16V 4000 M23S engines, each with a power output of 1,840kW, will be used to propel a multi-purpose offshore vessel operated by Norside Supporter AS. The engines back up the Rolls-Royce propellers and automation system. The order is worth around two million euros to Tognum.
Engine dispatch for both orders is scheduled for the end of 2012.