Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Rolls-Royce have jointly been awarded the
contract to design the diesel generator sets for the Royal Navy's future
Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
BAE Systems made the announcement at
the International Defence and Security Equipment exhibition (DSEi) in
London. The propulsion system will consist of a combination of four
MTU diesel gensets powered by Type 20V 4000 M53B engines, and a
Rolls-Royce Type MT30 gas turbine.
"Once again, this order demonstrates our long years of experience with
combined propulsion systems and highlights the added value which our
cooperation with Rolls-Royce enables us to offer our customers," said
Tognum Chief Sales Officer Dr Michael Haidinger. Since mid-March
2013, Tognum has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Rolls-Royce
and Daimler joint venture.
Combined propulsion systems utilizing diesel engines and gas turbines
are increasingly gaining in significance in the naval sector. The future
Type 26 Global Combat Ship will employ a CODLOG (Combined Diesel
Electric or Gas Turbine) configuration. The diesel generators supply 2
electric power for the on-board systems and for vessel propulsion in
cruising mode. The Rolls-Royce gas turbine can be switched in for highspeed propulsion whenever need. The propulsion concept is ideally
suited for the mission profiles of future ships. For naval applications, the
MTU gensets have double-resilient mounting systems and are housed
within acoustic enclosures. This creates a propulsion system with an
extremely low level of acoustic emissions, making the ship very difficult