Posted on March 17, 2016 by Dagmar Kötting, Images by Andzej Mickevic
Lithuanian Railways overhauls freight locomotives using mtu reman engines.
Each of the 44 mtu engines that had been powering Siemens Eurorunner locomotives in Lithuania for the last eight years had 24,000 hours of service on the clock. So it was time for a rejuvenation treatment – or, to put it another way, the mtu reman process. This involves restoring the engines to as-new condition. Remanufactured or 'reman' engines are as good as new ones but considerably less expensive and still come with the same warranty.
“The engines are in good hands"
The reman project in Lithuania took two years to complete, and Naglis Vyšniauskas is more than satisfied: "We not only have a partnership, we also have a really close collaborative relationship with mtu and Baltic Marine Group. In these two companies we have partners we can rely on." Naglis Vyšniauskas saw that trust vindicated when mtu invited its partners to the Reman Technology Centre in Magdeburg. "I was glad to see that our engines are in good hands. The plant there has high-tech equipment of the very best quality. And in our discussions I also found out how the mtu experts assess the condition of our engines after such a long period of duty. The positive feedback from mtu about the condition of our engines and, therefore, the standard of work of our maintenance staff gave me a very good feeling."