Making The Grade
MTU Series 8000 marine engines achieve ABS NVR certification
The MTU Series 8000 marine engine has been awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
The new ABS NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) programs, was awarded to Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH after 1,500 hours of testing of the 20V 8000 that included extensive run times at 110% of the engine’s rated power in a variety of extreme environmental conditions.
Additional validation testing was also completed in a commercial marine application. The company said the Series 8000 joins the 8V 396 in the MTU portfolio of engines with ABS NVR certification.
MAN said that the Series 8000 can be found in passenger ferries, rescue tugs, large displacement yachts, naval auxiliary vessels, patrol vessels, corvettes, frigates and multi-purpose ships with stringent naval requirements.