MTU Detroit Diesel Australia will provide international maritime experts with an update on the latest technological developments from MTU at this year’s Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition.
Held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, from Tuesday 31 January to Friday 3 February 2012, the region’s major international maritime, naval and defence event, will provide insight into the present and future diesel-powered marine engines from MTU.
One of the most widely used engines in naval shipping, MTU’s Series 1163 marine engine that meets International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier 2 and 3 emissions standards will feature at the event. Covering a performance range from 4,440 to 7,400 kW at a rated speed of 1,300 rpm and available in 12, 16 or 20V configuration, this engine family is renowned for its best in class power-to-weight ratio and acceleration characteristics.
“Lighter and more powerful than all comparable engines, the Series 1163 is a maritime force. Renowned for their low fuel burn and compact design, the two-stage turbocharged engines, meet the latest requirements of the classifications’ societies including: low noise emissions, high shock resistance and shielding against electromagnetic influences,” Mike Evans, Manager Defence Programs at MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, said.
In addition MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s presence at the symposium will be bolstered by international guest, Christoph Fenske, Senior Manager at MTU Friedrichshafen’s Application Centre for Marine and Naval Surface Craft, who will present on “Marine propulsion technologies: transforming grey ships to green”.
With a focus on technologies used to achieve compliance to both maritime and eco-standards, Mr Fenske will discuss the current status of the IMO’s diesel engine emission limits and the boundary conditions of Tier 2 and IMO Tier 3 nitrogen oxide (NOx) limits.
“The presentation gives insight into the technological road map of MTU and highlights the challenges that engine manufacturers face when developing engines for the new requirements,” Mr Fenske said.
The Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition encompasses both the Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference 2012 and PACIFIC 2012 International Maritime Conference. MTU Detroit Diesel Australia will feature in Hall 5, Stand M2.