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Rolls-Royce Reaches Milestone

mtu Series 4000

Rolls-Royce has received Rolls-Royce has received H2 readiness certification from TÜV Süd for its current mtu Series 4000 FNER/FV gas engines. certification from TÜV Süd for its current mtu Series 4000 FNER/FV gas engines. H2-ready means that the components and systems are prepared for future use with hydrogen and can be converted accordingly. The certificate is an independent confirmation by one of the leading international testing and certification service providers of the concept with which Rolls-Royce will provide newly built and retrofitted power plants with the aforementioned engines for operation with a hydrogen admixture of up to 25 per cent by volume and for operation with 100 per cent by volume.

When using green hydrogen, the operation of the engines is CO2-free. Another advantage: the strict EU emission limits (e.g. nitrogen oxide) can also be complied with without exhaust gas aftertreatment.

This achievement in in line with one of Rolls-Royce’s four strategic pillars – lower carbon and digitally enabled.

“We see hydrogen as one of the key elements of the energy transition. With our strategy of making our engines fit for the use of sustainable fuels, we will make a decisive contribution to its success,” explained Dr Jörg Stratmann, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.”

“The certificate increases investment security for our customers. They can be sure that they will be able to use hydrogen as a fuel with our engines in the future. With this step, we have reached another milestone on our hydrogen roadmap,” said Tobias Ostermaier, President der business unit Stationary Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.”

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce develops and delivers complex power and propulsion solutions for safety-critical applications in the air, at sea and on land. Our products and service packages enable our customers to connect people, societies, cultures and economies together; they meet the growing need for power generation across multiple industries; and enable governments to equip their armed forces with the power to protect.
  2. Rolls-Royce has a presence in 48 countries and customers in more than 150, comprising over 250 commercial large aero engine customers, 160 armed forces and navies and approximately 40,000 active Power Systems customers. We are committed to becoming a net zero company by 2050 and we support our customers to do the same.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £15.4bn in 2023, underlying operating profit was £1.6bn and free cash flow £1.3bn.
  4. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is publicly traded company (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).
  5. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs more than 10,500 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio also includes diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. With its climate friendly technologies, Rolls-Royce Power Systems is helping to drive the energy transition.

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