UK's Rolls-Royce has entered into an agreement with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) to assemble MTU Series 4000 engines in India.
The 12V and 16V 4000 M90 type engines will be assembled in GRSE’s Diesel Engine Plant in Ranchi.
Further, an option for the local production of parts in the future was also agreed. The engines have a rated power of 2,040 and 2,720 kW, respectively, and will be installed in various naval vessels built by GRSE.
The agreement includes the transfer of MTU technology related to assembly, testing and painting.
GRSE is one of India’s main shipyards and part of the Indian Ministry of Defence as a Defense Public Sector Unit (PSU). MTU is a brand of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Rear Admiral (ret.) V K Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director at GRSE, said, “This agreement strengthens our partnership with MTU. It is an important contribution to our indigenization programme in line with the government’s Make in India strategy.”
“We plan to take forward the partnership between GRSE and MTU partnership and to achieve 40 percent indigenous content progressively for MTU 4000 series engines.” Saxena added.
The MTU Series 4000 is a 4000 HP twin-turbo V20 engine designed primarily for ships and power-generation in mining and offshore drilling. It's so big, the assembly line consists of moving trailers.