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ABS Certification For MTU Series 4000

Award follows stringent validation testing; required by U.S. Coast Guard program

Posted on February 19, 2014

The MTU Series 4000 diesel engine has been awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

The NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutter (FRC) program, was awarded to the 20V 4000 M73 engine after 1500 hours of testing that included extensive run times at 110% of the engine’s rated power in a variety of extreme environmental conditions, the company said. Extensive validation testing was also completed in commercial marine and military applications.

The Series 4000 now joins the Series 8000 engine as ABS NVR certified within the engine portfolio of MTU, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG company.

The American Bureau of Shipping is a classification society for the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related structures and equipment.