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Rolls-Royce engines to power FTI

29th March 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rolls-Royce has received an order from Naval Group to supply 20 MTU 16V 8000 M91L engines for the French Navy’s Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire (FTI) frigate programme, the company announced on 26 March.

The engines will deliver up to 8,000 kW of mechanical power and will be installed in the five new FTIs from 2023 onwards. The engines are scheduled to be shipped between the end of 2020 and 2027.

The engine provides high power density and low environmental impact while meeting both IMO Tier II and EPA Tier II emissions limits, with the ability to meet other standards as required. The engines also have low structure-borne noise levels.

Each FTI will be powered by four 16V 8000 engines to form a combined diesel-and-diesel propulsion system, with two diesel engines connected to each of the ship’s dual prop shafts. The propulsion system will produce a total power output of 32MW, powering the frigates up to speeds of 27kt.

The five FTIs are due to enter into service by 2030.

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