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Rolls-Royce Delivers 16-Cylinder Version of MTU Series 8000 for the First Time

Issue 106

Rolls-Royce has delivered the first 16-cylinder engines of the successful MTU Series 8000. The Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation will install the first two 16V 8000 M71L engines in new patrol vessels for the Taiwanese Coast Guard. The two engines deliver 7,280 kilowatts of power each and will accelerate the 1000-ton class vessels to up to 24 knots. A total of six vessels of this class are to be built with MTU engines, and the engines will be delivered by the end of 2022.

Rolls-Royce has also already sold a further 20 engines of the new type to a second customer.