ROLLS-ROYCE TO SUPPLY 160 mtu ONSITE ENERGY GENSETS TO VPOWER GROUP
Posted on March 22, 2016
Rolls-Royce and the VPower Group have recently signed a strategic agreement that strengthens their partnership in power generation markets across China and the rest of Asia.
- Rolls-Royce and VPower strengthen partnership
- mtu Onsite Energy to supply 160 gas-powered gensets
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Rolls-Royce and the VPower Group have recently signed a strategic agreement that strengthens their partnership in power generation markets across China and the rest of Asia. A framework agreement for 2016 was also signed for the supply of 160 mtu Onsite Energy gas gensets based on 16V 4000 L32 units, each with 1,560 kW electrical power output.
These agreements cement a long-lasting collaboration between mtu Onsite Energy and VPower, a world leader in decentralized power generation. By signing the framework agreement, VPower is able to secure production capacity within mtu Onsite Energy enabling it to meet the needs of its customers at short notice. The mtu Onsite Energy brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Rorce Au-Yeung, Co-CEO, VPower Group said: “Our past successes in cooperation with Rolls-Royce on numerous power plant projects have motivated us to develop our partnership. The high rates of efficiency, outstanding reliability and low service costs of gas gensets from mtu Onsite Energy make them the ideal product for this application.”
VPower customers also benefit from the worldwide service networks that mtu Onsite Energy and VPower have in place to ensure swift delivery of spare parts.
Matthias Vogel, Vice-President Power Generation, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “China and the Asian region as a whole are key strategic markets where mtu Onsite Energy is very keen to grow by joining forces with a strong partner such as VPower.”
mtu Onsite Energy has enjoyed recent success in Asia with the signing of a contract to support the extension of a gas power station in Myingyan, Myanmar. Equipped with 96 mtu Onsite Energy gas gensets based on 16V 4000 L32 units with a total power output of 144 MW, the gas power plant is one of the biggest of its type in the world. mtu Onsite Energy teamed up with VPower in 2014, when it delivered 32 natural gas powered gensets with a total output of 45 MW to Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE). Last year, another 64 gensets were supplied. The gas power station is directly connected to the country's power grid to stabilise domestic power supply.