Tognum wins $56 million contract from Korean Coast Guard for 28 MTU engines

  • 12:00 AM, October 23, 2009
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Tognum wins $56 million contract from Korean Coast Guard  for 28 MTU engines
The Tognum business unit Engines received two orders for the supply of a total of 28 MTU engines from the Series 2000, Series 4000 and Series 1163 to the Korean Coast Guard in 2009. The orders also include MTU automation systems for six new vessels. The total order value is EUR 37 million ($56 million). The engines and automation systems will be installed in new patrol boats with displacements of 300, 500, 1000 and 3000 tons. Contractual partners are the Korean companies STX Engine Co., Ltd, who manufactures the MTU engines under licence, and the MTU distributor, Meksan Engineering Co. Ltd who packages the automation systems with consoles. The new ships will be built by the Korean ship yards Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HHI) and Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. For the HHI order, MTU will supply four large 20V 1163 TB93 diesel engines producing 7,400 kW (9,923 bhp) for the CODAD propulsion system (Combined Diesel and Diesel) of a 3,000-ton offshore patrol boat, as well as two 12V 1163 TB93 units each generating 4,440 kW (5,954 bhp) and two 16V 4000 M90 diesels with an output of 2,720 kW (3,647 bhp) for a 500-ton class vessel. Four more 16V 4000 engines will provide the propulsion for two inshore patrol boats with a displacement of 300 tons. The order with Hanjin includes the supply of six 20V 1163 TB93 main propulsion units and six 12V 2000M50B gensets with an electrical output of 550 kWe for on-board power supply of two vessels in the 1000- ton class. The scope of supply for all vessels also includes the latest MTU marine automation system, Callosum, with an integrated solution for propulsion control and an electric power management system and for monitoring further ship areas like bilge or tanks.
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