Rolls-Royce & Overmarine Continue Cooperation with Future-Oriented mtu Technologies

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 9/23/2021, Location: Europe

- Framework contract from 2022 – 24 for delivery of more than 60 mtu Series 2000 engines
- Contract includes option for hybrid solution and integrated bridge system

Rolls-Royce and Overmarine are continuing their successful cooperation and will move into the future together with new technologies in the coming years. The two partners signed an agreement to this effect at the Monaco Yacht Show. Rolls-Royce will continue to supply Overmarine with mtu Series 2000 engines for its Mangusta yacht family. In addition, options to supply mtu hybrid propulsion and the state-of-the-art mtu NautIQ Bridge integrated bridge solution are part of the framework agreement, which will run from 2022-24. The delivery of an emission-free mtu fuel cell system is also a possibility for the future. The contract provides for the delivery of more than 60 mtu engines, including those that comply with the IMO III emissions directive with exhaust aftertreatment if required. The contract continues a decades-long partnership between the two companies.

Maurizio Balducci, CEO of Overmarine, said: “At Overmarine, we have been setting new standards for decades with our agile, sporty and versatile yachts. In doing so, we can always count on the power, efficiency and reliability of mtu engines. We look forward to furthering this partnership with the latest mtu products."

Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Global Marine at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “We are proud to have once again convinced Overmarine of our solutions. In the coming years, the aspect of sustainability and climate protection will certainly become even more important in the yachting industry. To this end, we are already available to Overmarine and the entire yacht industry as a propulsion partner with climate-friendly solutions.”

Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division with its mtu solution brand is currently transforming itself from an engine manufacturer to a provider of integrated sustainable propulsion and energy solutions. With the sustainability programme “Net Zero at Power Systems”, Power Systems is taking concrete steps towards climate-neutral solutions. For example, from 2023, the company will certify its Series 2000 and 4000 engines for sustainable fuels such as e-diesel and second-generation biofuels, thus enabling climate-neutral mobility in all applications. In addition to the use of sustainable fuels, the company is building on new technologies such as CO2-free fuel cell systems, which could also be used in yachts.


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