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Autonomous electricity networks, or microgrids, combine cogeneration plants, diesel- and gas-powered gensets and renewable sources with batteries and a control system that links up all the elements in an intelligent energy management system that can maintain energy availability. Rolls-Royce is now adding turnkey microgrids from MTU Onsite Energy to its current portfolio.

Rolls-Royce expands its position in the microgrid market and invests in start-up Qinous

Oct 01, 2018 - Rolls-Royce is investing in Berlin-based start-up company Qinous GmbH, a global provider of innovative energy storage and control systems, and adding turnkey microgrids to the portfolio.

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Rolls-Royce and Alpha Trains intend to jointly retrofit Alpha Train's existing Talent, Desiro and Lint fleets with MTU hybrid drives. The aim is to retrofit the entire Alpha Trains railcar fleet to hybrid drive systems following the successful completion of the design concept and the retrofitting of an initial Class 643 (Talent) diesel multiple unit.

Rolls-Royce and Alpha Trains sign letter of intent for hybridisation of diesel railcars with MTU drives

Sep 20, 2018 - Rolls-Royce and Alpha Trains intend to jointly retrofit Alpha Train’s Talent, Desiro and Lint fleets with MTU hybrid drives.

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Minister Scheuer was visibly impressed by the drive system: “The Hybrid PowerPack is a perfect example of innovative and environmentally-friendly high-tech from Germany that combines rapid mobility with fewer emissions and an improvement in air quality. We should put this production-ready technology on rail in Germany as soon as possible.“
Ahead of the official opening of the trade fair, the German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (left) obtained information on MTU’s innovative hybrid drive system in conversation with the Power Systems CEO Andreas Schell.

Electric trains with no catenary – MTU puts the energy transition on rail at Innotrans

Sep 19, 2018 - MTU, the core brand of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, is showcasing its production-ready hybrid drive technology for railcars at Innotrans, the international trade fair for transport technology, in...

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Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) and Rolls-Royce plan to jointly implement a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.

Abellio, Alstom, NASA and Rolls-Royce to implement new hybrid drive solution on Coradia Lint diesel trains

Sep 19, 2018 - Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) and Rolls-Royce plan to jointly implement a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel...

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At Innotrans, the leading international trade fair for rail and transport technology, Jim Meade, CEO of Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail and Lars Kräft, Vice President Industrial Business at Rolls-Royce Power Systems signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the supply of at least nine MTU Hybrid PowerPacks from 2021. In the picture: Jim Meade (third from left) and Lars Kräft (second from right).

Rolls-Royce and Irish Rail bring MTU hybrid drives to the Emerald Isle

Sep 19, 2018 - Rolls-Royce and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, the state-owned railway of the Republic of Ireland, will jointly pioneer the use of MTU hybrid rail drives on the Irish railway network.

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Rolls-Royce will initially deliver two MTU Hybrid PowerPacks based on type 6H 1800 engines to Porterbrook. These will be fitted into a Turbostar DMU in the beginning of 2020 which will then be trialled for a period of six months during regular operations. The agreement includes an option for the retrofitting of a second DMU with two MTU Hybrid PowerPacks. Based on the performance of the Hybrid fitted units, Porterbrook hopes to offer customers the opportunity to convert their existing Turbostar fleets into HybridFLEX trains through the installation of MTU Hybrid PowerPacks.

Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook launch first hybrid rail project in the UK with MTU Hybrid PowerPacks

Sep 19, 2018 - Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook, the UK’s largest owner of passenger rolling stock, have agreed the delivery of MTU Hybrid PowerPacks that can convert Class 168 and Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ DMUs from...

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At 600 KW per cylinder the new engines B36:45V20 offer a 20 per cent increase in power compared to their predecessors. The engines set a new standard in power and efficiency with exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions of NOx, CO2, SOx and particulates.

Rolls-Royce launches new range of powerful medium speed V-Engines

Sep 19, 2018 - Rolls-Royce has today launched a V-line version of the new B33:45 liquid fuel and B36:45 gas engine series. This completes the new engine family, following the launch of the first variants three years...

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For the UK‘s Intercity Express Programme, Rolls-Royce Power Systems is delivering a total of 360 MTU PowerPacks for 122 Hitachi trainsets. Under the Value Care Agreement, MTU guarantees the availability of these drive systems for the coming 27.5 years. The PowerPacks are equipped with data loggers to enable both MTU and the manufacturer of the trainsets, Hitachi, to jointly monitor the performance of the drive systems.

'MTU Rail Service 4.0' – MTU Go! Act and Go! Manage digital tools support global customer service

Sep 18, 2018 - Rolls-Royce Power Systems is strengthening its activities to expand the digital services for the customers. Therefore the digital solutions team will be doubled in size by the end of 2018 to 80...

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Visitors in Monaco, will be able to have a look at Rossinavi's 49 metre long "Flying Dagger", which is powered by three 16V 4000 MTU engines.

Rolls-Royce to present the latest hybrid systems and service solutions from MTU in Cannes and Monaco

Sep 14, 2018 - Rolls-Royce will be showcasing MTU’s state-of-the-art propulsion systems and service solutions for motor and sailing yachts at this year’s yacht shows in Cannes from 11 to 16 September and in Monaco...

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The Federal Government’s coordinator for the maritime industry, Norbert Brackmann (r.), handed over the notification for the funding of the MethQuest lead project by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy to Andreas Schell (2nd. on the r.), CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Dr. Frank Graf (2nd. on the l.), Director, Gas Technology at the DVGW Research Centre at Engler-Bunte-Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Dr. Michael Hönl, project manager funding projects at MTU.

Meth(an)Quest lead project launched: Federal Government to provide funding to industry and science for the use of gas from renewable energy sources in transport and energy supply

Sep 14, 2018 - In the new Meth(an)Quest lead project, which is being funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), technologies are to be developed that will support Germany’s energy...

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