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Rolls-Royce Launches New MTU Onsite Energy Compact Generator Sets Featuring Converted On-Highway Engines
Aug 20 15
Rolls-Royce announced the availability of new generator sets from MTU Onsite Energy with a power output range of 80-200 kWe and featuring Mercedes-Benz engines. The new 4R0120 and 6R0120 generator sets, containing Mercedes-Benz OM924LA and OM926LA diesel engines, respectively, represent the first time these proven on-highway engines have been adapted for power generation applications. These compact products allow MTU Onsite Energy customers to achieve greater performance and reliability than was previously available at lower power nodes. MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce. Additional features of the generator sets include: Engines equipped with EPA Tier 3 electronic fuel systems, New rear or side-facing control panel and New weatherproof base and enclosure. MTU Onsite Energy’s 80-200 kWe product line is the result of a three-year collaboration between MTU Onsite Energy and Daimler AG. Taking an on-highway engine predominantly used in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the engineering team at MTU Onsite Energy converted the engine for use in an off-highway power generation application for the first time.
Rolls-Royce Wins $580 Million Contract from Vietnam Airlines
Aug 13 15
Rolls-Royce has won a $580 million TotalCare long-term engine support contract from Vietnam Airlines for Trent XWB engines that will power 14 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. This agreement will ensure the maximize the availability of these aircraft for service and enable to become one of the leading airlines in South East Asia.
International Airlines Group Selects Rolls-Royce for Trent XWB Engines for Eight Airbus A350-900 Aircraft
Aug 12 15
Rolls-Royce has been selected by International Airlines Group to provide Trent XWB engines for eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Iberia and are in addition to eight Trent XWB-powered A350-900s ordered by IAG for Iberia in August 2014. Iberia already operates 17 Trent 500 powered A340-600 aircraft and present announcement takes their fleet of Trent powered aircraft delivered and on order to 33. The Trent XWB is the world's most efficient large civil aero engine and more than 1,500 engines have already been sold to 40 customers. It powered the first A350 XWB aircraft into commercial service earlier this year.
Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza Names its Joint Venture Aero Gearbox International and Plans to Construct New Production Plant in Poland
Aug 7 15
Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (Safran) have named their joint venture Aero Gearbox International and announced plans to construct a new production plant in Poland. The news follows the signing of a final agreement, on 24 October 2014, to create a jointly-owned company that will design, develop, produce and support accessory drive trains (ADTs) for all of Rolls-Royce's future civil aircraft engines. The new venture will capitalise on its parent companies' combined experience and expertise, encompassing the capabilities of Hispano-Suiza in the design and production of accessory drive trains, and the engine design and propulsion system integration skills of Rolls-Royce. Based on an initial exclusive 25-year contract, Aero Gearbox International will cover the entire range of civil aircraft, from business jets to widebody commercial jets. Accessory drive trains, sometimes referred to as accessory gearboxes, are a critical component of a gas turbine engine, harnessing its power to drive systems and accessories such as fuel pumps, hydraulic pumps and electrical generators. The accessory drive train for the new Trent 7000 will be one of Aero Gearbox International's first products. Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza will manage Aero Gearbox International's operations. The joint venture will initially have a total of 60 employees from the two parent companies spread across Colombes (near Paris, France), Derby (UK) and Dahlewitz (Germany). It is headquartered at Hispano-Suiza's site in Colombes. The construction of a new production plant will start at the end of 2015. It will be located in the Podkarpackie Province in southeast Poland. This dedicated production facility will harness the region's mechanical expertise and draw on the experience of the Hispano-Suiza Polska facility located in Sedziszow Malopolski. The new plant will initially grow to approximately 110 people and the first deliveries are expected in 2017.
Rolls-Royce Supplies MTU Diesel Gensets for Type 23 Frigates in UK
Aug 6 15
Rolls-Royce is to supply a total of 48 MTU diesel gensets, worth approximately EUR 90 million, for 12 Duke-class (Type 23) frigates used by the UK's Royal Navy. It is the first time that MTU engines will be in use with the Royal Navy in combat ships. The vessels were built between 1985 and 2002 and each will be equipped with four new MTU 12V 4000 M53B diesel gensets, as part of the Royal Navy's vessel life extension program. The diesel gensets, which each deliver 1,650 kW, will be delivered from late 2016 to Devonport Naval Base, where the repowering work is being carried out by Babcock Marine. The deal also includes a comprehensive logistics package for the provision of spare parts and introductory training package. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce. Once the new engines are in place, Rolls-Royce will be responsible for the total power output of the Duke-class frigates. The propulsion system will comprise Rolls-Royce Spey SM1A or SM1C gas turbines with the MTU diesel gensets, enabling the vessels to accelerate to up to 28 knots. The diesel gensets include sophisticated noise and shock control technologies, alongside exceptional reliability. Their low space requirement also makes them easy to integrate into the frigate's existing engine room.