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MTU, Rolls-Royce Designing Gen-Sets For Royal Navy

Propulsion system will include four MTU gen-sets, Rolls-Royce gas turbine

Posted on September 11, 2013

Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Rolls-Royce have jointly received a contract to design the diesel generator sets for the Royal Navy’s future Type 26 global combat ship.

The propulsion system will consist of a combination of four MTU diesel gen-sets powered by Type 20V 4000 M53B engines, and a Rolls-Royce Type MT30 gas turbine.

The future Type 26 Global Combat Ship will employ a combined diesel electric or gas turbine (CODLOG) configuration. The diesel generators supply electric power for the onboard systems and for vessel propulsion in cruising mode. The Rolls-Royce gas turbine can be switched in for high-speed propulsion whenever need.

For naval applications, the MTU gen-sets have double-resilient mounting systems and are housed within acoustic enclosures, creating a propulsion system with an extremely low level of acoustic emissions, making the ship difficult to locate.