PGZ Naval Shipyard has finished factory tests of the engine for the frigate Miecznik

Source of information: PGZ Naval Shipyard

PGZ Naval Shipyard has completed factory trials of the MTU 20V8000M71 engine to power the first of three Miecznik frigates.

The trials were conducted at the Rolls-Royce Solutions test facility in Friedrichshafen, Germany, under the supervision of representatives of Lloyd’s Register Classification Society, GQAR Military Inspectorate, PGZ Naval Shipyard and PGZ SA staff, Ruda Commercial Office and the manufacturer.

The factory test programme ended with the signing of the FAT protocol. What does it mean? All technical parameters and functionalities of the 8200 kW engine meet the high requirements of the Polish Navy and PGZ Naval Shipyard, which ordered it.

According to the company, the series of factory tests of all main propulsion engines and engines for power generators will be completed in May.

The engine weighs 45.3t ‘dry’ and over 47.6t ‘wet’. The MTU engine measures 6.65 x 2.04 x 3.37 m.

The contract provides for the supply of three sets of MTU 20V8000 M71 main propulsion diesel engines – four for each of the three frigates – and MTU 12V4000 M53B generator sets (also four for each). MTU control and monitoring systems have also been purchased.

Photo: PGZ Naval Shipyard

Photo: PGZ Naval Shipyard