Rolls-Royce Power Systems is to supply 14 of its MTU 20V 8000 M91L diesel engines for the seven PPA multi-purpose oceangoing patrol vessels that are being built for the Italian Navy (Marina Militare Italiana) by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

The PPA class vessels (Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura), form part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan. The type 20V 8000 M91L engines each produce 10,000 kW of power and are to be shipped from 2017 onwards. Rolls-Royce Power Systems will also be providing servicing for the engines.

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