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Proven hybrid propulsion solution
Rolls-Royce

Proven hybrid propulsion solution

Rolls-Royce will present its mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack for yachts and commercial vessels at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2022. The mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack brings significant advantages for shipowners, operators and the environment: The hybrid system considerably reduces onboard noise levels and vibrations and improves the efficiency, dynamics and comfort of the ship. At the same time, emissions such as sulfur, nitrogen oxides and particulates are eliminated in electric-only mode. Customers can enjoy the benefits of silent, highly efficient electric propulsion, exhaust emission-free anchoring – no smell, no smoke, no noise – and emission-free maneuvering in harbor areas, thanks to this all-round environmentally friendly system.
Each mtu hybrid propulsion system can be individually designed to exactly meet customer requirements. Taking advantage of Rolls-Royce’s modular components – including scalable genset, electric machine and battery solutions – and state-of-the-art simulation capabilities, the company can offer each customer the perfect hybrid solution for its needs. The first concept phase is aided by a newly created online configurator that calculates the first rough dimensions and capabilities of the propulsion system based on customer needs. In the validation phase, too, customers benefit from Rolls-Royce’s smart and efficient design process: the mtu hardware- and simulation-based testbench enables individualized factory acceptance tests (FAT).

The mtu Hybrid PropulsionPack is another example of how the Rolls-Royce power systems business unit, through its mtu product and solution brand, is pioneering climate-friendly marine propulsion and power solutions as the company transforms itself from an engine manufacturer to a provider of integrated sustainable solutions. Starting in 2023, Rolls-Royce will release its mtu Series 2000 and 4000 engines for sustainable fuels such as e-diesel and second-generation biofuels, enabling climate-neutral operation in almost all applications. Drop by the booth to discover how, in addition to using sustainable fuels, the company is also working on new technologies such as CO2-free fuel cell systems.

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