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Rolls-Royce signs agreements for delivery of more than 500 mtu engines during Chinese import conference CIIE

Posted on December 02, 2019

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  • Agreements signed during China International Import Expo
  • Power Generation: Frame agreements with Cooltech for 150 engines and systems; with EPG for around 200 systems and with SUMEC for 70 engines and systems; Letter of Intent with Tellhow for 70 engines
  • Marine: AFAI orders 14 engines for delivery in 2019

Shanghai, china

Rolls-Royce has signed agreements for the delivery of more than 500 mtu engines and systems for power generation and marine applications during the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. A total of five documents were signed between Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and the partners Cooltech, EPG, SUMEC Machinery & Electric Co. Ltd., Tellhow and AFAI Southern Shipyard and cover the delivery of mtu engines of Series 4000, partly manufactured by MTU Yuchai Power, the joint venture of Rolls-Royce Power Systems and the Chinese diesel engine manufacturer Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company. First deliveries are to begin in the end of 2019. The agreements come on the heels of another major order from China which Rolls-Royce announced in the past week: In the biggest deal for mtu gas gensets ever, VPower has ordered more than 200 mtu Series 4000 natural gas gensets with a total power output of 430 MW.

Tobias Ostermaier, President Greater China at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “We are proud that our esteemed Chinese partners put their trust in our marine propulsion and power generation solutions. These agreements are a result of our efforts to grow strong partnerships in China and reflect the growing role our mtu products play in fulfilling the needs of the Chinese market. It also proves the importance of our decision to strategically strengthen our footprint in China.”

The frame agreement with Shanghai Cooltech Power Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese OEM for power generation, covers the supply of around 150 loose engines and diesel systems of mtu Series 4000, imported engines from Germany and locally assembled systems. EPG Machinery & Electricity Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese system integrator for data centers, signed an agreement for the supply of around 200 mtu diesel systems, most of them to be manufactured in China.

The frame agreement signed at CIIE with SUMEC Machinery & Electric Co. Ltd. covers the supply of a total of 70 loose engines of mtu Series 4000 for power generation. Deliveries are to start in 2020.

Tellhow, a Chinese manufacturer of power generation equipment, and Rolls-Royce signed a Letter of Intent for the delivery of 70 loose engines, all of them of mtu Series 4000. The supply of the engines is also to start in 2020.

AFAI Southern Shipyard has again ordered mtu engines at CIIE: A total of 14 engines of mtu Series 2000 will be powering new vessels built by AFAI. Ten of these engines are delivered in 2019, four units will be delivered in 2020. The company had previously already signed a Letter of Intent for four mtu Series 8000 to power the first high-speed RoPax ferry developed and built in China.

China International Import Expo is organized by the Chinese government in order to promote and facilitate import deals. It is an important part of China’s opening-up its market to international companies.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 11,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the mtu Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids. Medium-speed engines from Bergen power ships and power generation applications.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2018, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
  5. In 2018, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.  
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