MTU Ibérica, a subsidiary of the German propulsion solution specialist MTU Friedrichshafen and the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia opened a common training center today in Cartagena/Spain.
This training center is part of a strategic long-term cooperation between both companies. Navantia has chosen the Tognum Group company MTU Friedrichshafen as a primary partner for its ships’ propulsion systems. In addition to the existing license agreements for the commercialization and manufacturing of MTU Series 396, Series 956 and Series 1163 marine engines the common training center has been established. The new training center is prepared for different applications like naval, commercial marine, yachts, power generation and provides training for customers, technicians and service dealers of MTU and Navantia on maintenance and operation for diesel engines and electronic monitoring and control systems. The center is integrated into MTUs worldwide service network with a number of training facilities and meets the corresponding high quality standards.
Examples for vessels that were built by Navantia and powered by MTU engines are the Spanish Meteoro Class offshore patrol vessel and the Venezuelan Guaicamacuto Class and Guaiquerí Class patrol vessels. These ships are equipped with MTU Series 1163 marine engines for main propulsion, Series 2000 marine gensets for onboard power and Series 60 standby-power gensets.
World Maritime News, August 31, 2012; Image: MTU