Engines, Steering & Propulsion Systems

Turkish SAR craft to receive MTU engines

Rolls-Royce will supply MTU diesel engines for six new search and rescue vessels to be built by Damen Shipyards and operated by the Turkish Coastguard. Damen Shipyards has been awarded a contract by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ankara to build the vessels which will each feature two eight-cylinder MTU Series 2000 engines. The boats will support ongoing operations to rescue migrants and refugees from crisis areas along the Turkish coast. They are designed to be self-righting, should they capsize, their MTU engines will keep on running even in the extreme event that the vessel completes a full 360° vertical roll around its longitudinal axis.

Norsepower receives €2.6 million to develop rotor sail

Norsepower has been selected to receive €2.6 million (US$2.9 million) in funding to further its research and development of the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution technology.

Awarded by both the European Commission and the Finnish Government’s funding agency for innovation, Tekes, the funding will be used by Norsepower to optimise new models of the technology, including what the company believe will be the world’s largest Flettner rotor.

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