Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine has awarded a contract to Tognum to supply MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines for the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) eight littoral mission vessels.
Under the contract, Tognum will deliver MTU Series 4000 diesel engines, known for their low consumption and long service life, with each unit producing 4300kW (5766bhp) to power the littoral mission vessels.
The high efficiency MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines have been designed to provide unrivalled power density in terms of volume-to power ratio and power-to-weight ratio.
Earlier in 2013, the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) to develop and deliver eight new naval vessels for RSN.
Under the contract, the company's ST Marine unit will develop the new boats to replace the existing Fearless-class patrol vessels (PV) for RSN.
Equipped with enhanced combat systems and integrated communications suite, the new vessels will support a range of maritime security operations for the RSN, including safeguarding the nation's vital sea lines of communications more effectively.
ST Marine, as the lead system integrator, will provide platform system integration, as well as core combat systems and combat system integration solutions in support of the new vessels.
A total of 12 Fearless-class patrol vessels were domestically designed and built by ST Marine in the 1990s for the RSN, with six armed for anti-submarine warfare missions, while the remaining are patrol vessels.
The Singapore Navy is expected to receive the first new vessel in 2016 and all eight vessels are scheduled to be fully operational by 2020.
Image: The MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines will power the Singapore Navy's littoral mission vessels. Photo: Tognum AG.
MTU Diesel Engines Entrusted to Power Singapore's New Naval Fleet
Nov 25, 2013
Singapore, November 25, 2013. Tognum has been awarded by Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd to power eight Littoral Mission Vessels for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) with MTU Series 4000 diesel engines. The Littoral Mission Vessels will be installed with state of the art, high efficiency MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines, known for their low consumption and long service life, with each unit producing 4300kW (5766bhp). MTU Series 4000 diesel engines offer unrivalled power density in terms of volume-to power ratio and power-to-weight ratio.
The application of the MTU 20V 4000 M93L engines in the new RSN fleet continues MTU's long history of providing propulsion systems to navies across the world.
MTU's reputation, brought about by its powerful, economical and clean engines combined with a track record as a leading innovator, has cemented its status as one of world's leading suppliers of engines and propulsion systems in the marine industry. MTU engines and propulsion systems suit a variety of applications including tugs, ferries, super yachts as well as naval vessels, which are used on all the world's oceans and in all marine areas.