Rolls-Royce will ship mtu naval gensets for F126; SCR programs for IMO III compliance


DAMEN Naval and Rolls-Royce enterprise unit Energy Programs have signed a contract to ship 16 mtu diesel generator units, for the 4 new F126 Frigates for the German Navy. Though DAMEN and Rolls-Royce, whose enterprise unit Energy Programs is predicated in Friedrichshafen, Germany, have a long-standing cooperation in shipbuilding, that is the primary time a contract has been awarded for mtu naval diesel generator units.


Rolls-Royce will ship mtu Sequence 4000 gensets to DAMEN for the German Navy’s new F126 frigates. Rolls-Royce’s scope of supply for the F126 frigates now encompasses each energy and automation options.

The onboard energy of every F126 vessel shall be offered by 4 mtu Sequence 4000 variable pace gensets. These excessive efficiency gensets are essentially the most environmentally pleasant naval gensets Rolls-Royce has ever produced—they meet the necessities of the IMO III emissions directive resulting from mtu selective catalytic discount (SCR) programs.


Rolls-Royce will ship mtu Sequence 4000 gensets much like the one pictured for F126 frigates, bedded on specialist mounts and surrounded by an acoustic enclosure. Not pictured: the mtu SCR system for fulfilling the IMO III emissions directive.

Attributable to their variable pace functionality, the engines may be operated effectively, saving gas and lowering upkeep. The settlement additionally consists of an Built-in Logistics Help (ILS) bundle.


Genset with a 16-cylinder Sequence 4000 engine outfitted with SCR system.

That is the second F126 contract awarded to Rolls-Royce; earlier this yr DAMEN Naval selected the corporate to provide the automation options mtu NautIQ Grasp and mtu NautIQ Foresight.

The largest benefit of the variable pace generator set is discount of gas consumption at half load operation. For DAMEN Naval it’s the first time that variable pace generator units are utilized on Naval vessels together with a DC Grid. We count on that the sort of configuration would be the new normal in high-end naval purposes.

—Managing Director of DAMEN Naval, Hein van Ameijden

With this contract, Rolls-Royce continues its decades-long cooperation with the German Navy. Vessels such because the predecessor frigate courses F124 and F125 in addition to the corvettes K130 are outfitted with mtu engines and diesel generator units from Rolls-Royce. The diesel generator units will present electrical energy to the F126’s mixed diesel electrical and diesel (CODLAD) propulsion system. The CODLAD propulsion system offers a prime pace of greater than 26 knots. The primary diesel generator units shall be delivered early 2024 to the yard.

In June 2020, the Federal Workplace of Bundeswehr Tools, Info Know-how and In-Service Help (BAAINBw) awarded the development contract for the 4 F126 frigates to Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN as the overall contractor with its sub-contractors Blohm+Voss and Thales. The ships shall be constructed fully in Germany at shipyards in Wolgast, Kiel and Hamburg. The primary ship shall be handed over in Hamburg in 2028. The contract consists of an possibility for 2 additional frigates.


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