Rolls-Royce launches EPA-certified mtu Gas PowerPack for mobile oil & gas applications

Posted on September 28, 2023

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Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its new mtu Gas PowerPack, a 2.6 MW natural gas-powered, mobile power system for use by the oil and gas industry that can significantly reduce CO2 emissions while providing continuous duty, 100% capacity power. The system is certified to EPA Tier 2 spark ignition standards for natural gas engines.  

As a pioneer in creating more sustainable, efficient power solutions for the oil and gas industry, Rolls-Royce’s latest offering features its proven mtu 20V 4000 L64 FNER gas engine at its core and provides the highest efficiency solution for mobile applications. Its reliable, powerful, cost-effective characteristics make it a perfect solution for oil & gas customers looking to reduce emissions without sacrificing performance.

Petar Pelemis, Vice President, Stationary Engine & System Development, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “The new mtu Gas PowerPack is our latest innovation for supporting our customers in the oil & gas industry with power solutions that help them achieve their business and ESG targets. Its development is thanks to our dedicated oil and gas team, whose knowledge of the market requirements and future-focused view helps us develop low emissions, robust and smart technologies that maximize efficiency and uptime.  

“Creating a continuous natural gas-powered mobile solution was a top priority for Rolls-Royce, and its development was also instrumental in laying the groundwork for future gas product development.”  

The mtu Gas PowerPack offers operators the ability to take advantage of low-cost and abundant natural gas available at the drilling site. It is also able to run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen, which further reduces emissions.

The modularity of the system provides many opportunities, such as in hybrid configurations for pressure pumping and drilling. Any combination of mtu Gas PowerPacks and mtu EnergyPack battery systems can be mixed and matched, allowing customers to tailor their operational needs based on the load requirements of a specific site. This allows the power to be utilized more efficiently.

The system is available now for ordering, and many units are already in use at customer sites throughout the U.S. According to Scott Woodruff, Vice President, Global Oil & Gas Business, the operational feedback is excellent and continues to support the demand for efficient, robust natural gas-powered solutions.  

“The demand for our new mtu Gas PowerPack is exceptional and continues to grow even outside of North America,” said Woodruff. “The success of this offering has also enabled further offerings within the same platform. The Series 4000 natural gas platform is future-ready and can be retrofitted for use with new technologies as market conditions demand.”

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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