Chennai. 09 April 2018Rolls-Royce is presenting its full range of power and propulsion solutions for the governmental business – both land defence and marine defence customers – at Def Expo India. Located at hall No. 8 (8.2.3a), the focus will be on models of the MTU EuroPowerPack – developed for the third generation of main battle tanks, MTU 16V 8000 and MTU 20V 4000 engines – used in naval applications worldwide, as well as a scale model of a submarine which is equipped with MTU’s advanced Series 4000-based diesel genset for submarines that produces 1,300 kW. Also on display will be the scale model of MT30 engine that integrates the very latest in marine gas turbine technology to provide efficiency and reliability to customers. 

Praveen Mohan Director & CEO, for MTU India (Rolls-Royce Power Systems) said: “We are excited to showcase our state-of-the-art propulsion systems and service solutions for both land and marine defence customers at this year’s Def Expo. MTU offers one of the widest and most modern and reliable engine portfolios in the sector. In India, MTU supports mission critical operations of the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy Fleet through engines that are tailored to their varied operational needs. We look forward to continued commitment to India and work more closely with our stakeholders.” 

Kishore Jayaraman, President, India and South Asia for Rolls-Royce said: Rolls-Royce is pioneering cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. With India focused on capacity building in defence sector, we remain committed to supporting India’s self-reliance vision with our wide portfolio of products and solutions.”               

Products on display: 

  • MTU Euro PowerPack – Based on an MTU Series 880 engine (MT 883) with a nominal power from 1100 kW (1500 hp) to 1200 kW (1630 hp), this high-performance drive system was developed for the third generation of main battle tanks over 60 tons. 
  • MTU 16V 8000 – New 16-cylinder version of the well-proven Series 8000 engine. The 20-cylinder engines of the series (with a maximum power output of 10,000 kW) are the top-selling propulsion engines in their power class for naval vessels. 
  • MTU 20V 4000 – This exhibit represents MTU’s highly successful range of Series 4000 engines which are in use in naval applications worldwide. They are available in 8V, 12V, 16V and 20V configurations and cover a power range from 746 to 4,300 kW. 
  • MTU 12V 4000 U83 – A scale model of a submarine which is equipped with MTU’s advanceGred Series 4000-based diesel genset for submarines that produces 1,300 kW. 
  • MT30 – A modern 21st century engine, derived from Trent aero technology. Designed to maximise efficiency, performance and reduce on-board maintenance and life cycle costs 

Rolls-Royce is a long-term partner of both the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard with a substantial installed base in-country. Our Power Systems division is a world-leader in reciprocating engines, propulsion and distributed energy systems. The product portfolio includes MTU brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defence vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. With such a wide product portfolio, the Power Systems division offers immense synergies for the growing Indian Naval market.