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March 3, 2014

MTU to deliver new Sulfur Tolerance Solution for Tier 4 engine technology

New high-sulfur fuel capability enables OEMs and operators to utilize leading-edge MTU engine technology in markets where ultra-low sulfur fuel is not available

NOVI, Mich., March 3, 2014 – As part of its continuous effort to provide the most advanced off-highway diesel engine technology to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and customers around the world, Rolls-Royce Power Systems has announced a new high-sulfur fuel capability for its family of MTU industrial engines.

MTU’s new Sulfur Tolerance Solution will be available in mid-2014 for Tier 4 interim MTU Series 900, 500 and 460 engines, followed by MTU’s complete lineup of Tier 4-final certified Series 1000 – 1500 engines in the future. This new solution will enable OEMs to utilize the latest MTU engine technology in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available, and will also protect MTU engines from harmful effects of high sulfur fuel.

“The MTU Sulfur Tolerance Solution is designed to provide more than just our proven reliability and durability to OEMs and equipment operators,” said Bernd Krueper, vice-president of global industrial sales, MTU Friedrichshafen. “This new capability will also simplify design, ordering and installation processes for OEMs and repower customers around the world.”

 

About MTU America Inc.

MTU America Inc. based in Novi, Michigan, is the American regional headquarters of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. It is responsible for the manufacture, development, sales and service of MTU and MTU Onsite Energy branded products in North and Latin America. Production facilities are located in Aiken, South Carolina and Mankato, Minnesota.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, based in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is a world-leading provider of high- and medium-speed diesel and gas engines, drive systems, distributed energy systems and fuel injection systems for the most demanding requirements. The product portfolio includes MTU-branded high-speed engines and drive systems for ships, heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company sells diesel and gas-based power system solutions: from mission-critical to standby power to continuous power, heating and cooling. The Norwegian subsidiary Bergen Engines AS manufactures medium-speed engines for ships and power plants. L'Orange completes the portfolio with injection systems for large engines.

Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG each has a 50 percent shareholding in the company via a joint venture–Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding GmbH. The company, which employs over 10,000 people, has been fully consolidated in the results of Rolls-Royce plc since January 2013. www.mtu-online.com