MTU multiple engine order for Turkey’s Ceksan Shipyard

Seacat Ranger installed with Rolls Royce engines Seacat Ranger installed with Rolls Royce engines

The propulsion multinational Rolls-Royce Power Systems has won an order for six MTU diesel engines to power three double-ended ferries in Turkey. The ferries are being built by Turkey's Ceksan Shipyard and will be deployed by operator Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to power car and passenger ferries serving the Gulf of Izmir in western Turkey.

The MTU 16V 4000 M54 engines each deliver 1685 kilowatts. For both shipyard and operator, this is a 'first' with MTU engines. On double-ended ferries, an engine is installed both at the bow and the stern, enabling the symmetrical vessels to change travel direction after loading and unloading.

The vessels are able to reach speeds of up to 14 knots whilst powered by just one engine. The first two engine units will be shipped to Turkey in November 2014, with the remaining four units due to arrive for installation in 2015. The Ceksan Shipyard ferries are scheduled to commence service in 2015 and also in 2016.

Discover MTU and Roll-Royce Power Systems at Seawork International on stand A89.

By Hannah Colls, Mercator Media

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