MTU 8000-Series Engine Installed at Tognum America Training Center

By George Backwell at April 06, 2013 00:01
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The largest marine diesel engine in MTU’s stable, the 11-ft high, 21-ft long four-stroke 8000-Series has just arrived at Tognum America’s Training Centre in Canton, Michigan, where it will be used for in-depth maintenance and repair courses. An expensive addition – why for?The reason is that this engine (available in 16V and 20V configurations) has become increasingly popular in commercial marine and defence applications making it clear to Tognum that there was a need for an additon to their US hands-on training facility. Then, last year Tognum further increased the appeal of the engine, upping maximum output of the IMO MARPOL Tier 2 emission compliant 20-cylinder version from 9,100 kW to 10MW. Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence: Photo credit USN Engines of this type are being installed in the US Navy’s new class of frigate-sized 416-ft long 44-knot Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). In the Freedom-class LCS variant USS Independence a pair of 8000-Series engines pr... [More]

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