MARINE SPECIAL PROJECTS
This is where MTT started: Turbine engines used in boats and for marine special projects.
Why use turbines in boats? The clear choice for power in the aviation industry, turbine engines are a viable multi-fuel power option for the demanding marine industry. Why? Interestingly, the friction created by wetted opposing surfaces on boats is very similar to the friction of air and the force of gravity on planes.
Weight and space efficiency are also factors in marine installations. Turbine engines are unparalleled in this regard because they have a greater power-to-weight ratio than reciprocating engines. Their power is better used to propel the boat, whereas diesel engines expend up to 20% of their power simply to move themselves due to their high weight.
Finally, in turbine engines, all moving parts spin centrifugally around a central shaft, eliminating the “grenade” effect all too familiar with experienced boaters. This occurs when a reciprocating engine blows as a result of running at high RPMs for prolonged periods of time.
Custom manufactured MTT boats are treated on a case-by-case basis. MTT is most interested in large scale production runs for specialized watercraft, whether civilian or military.
By Ted McIntyre II – CEO and Owner – Marine Turbine Technologies, LLC – Franklin, Louisiana With the recent success of our land bank mitigation projects, the local Louisiana utility (Entergy) called MTT about a new project in the Jean Lafitte Wildlife Refuge. ...read more
2016 was busy for MTT’s twin engine Super Turbine Airboat. Among other things we were contracted to excavate levees surrounding a land bank for a large mitigation project in Louisiana. This project had started two years ago with dredging in Lake Borgne east of New...read more
Marine Turbine Technologies in Franklin, Louisiana has developed a state-of-the-art Super Turbine Airboat which does not harm the fragile ecosystem of our state like traditional marshland transport equipment. The MTT Turbine Airboat skims across water and land...read more
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Ted McIntyre and his crew featured on speedonthewater.com for participating in this year's historic Cuba Powerboat Rally. From speedonthewater.com... "Expecting nothing less, members of the Florida Powerboat Club were treated to the adventure of a lifetime as...read more
Distributed turbine power generation is the alternative to grid power. With distributed turbine power generation the electrical power package is brought to a customer site versus reliance on grid power. MTT is a manufacturer of 1MW and 2.5MW turbine power generation...read more
MTT is the premier provider of turbine powered FiFi fire fighting packages used by offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the world. The MTT turbine powered FiFi fire fighting packages have a water flow volume range between 5,285 Gallons per Minute...read more
MTT is the innovative leader of turbine powered airboat technology. These turbine powered airboats are specifically designed to operate in sensitive coastal wetlands that suffer destruction from marsh buggies and are otherwise inaccessible to conventional watercraft....read more