- Rolls-Royce and VPower strengthen partnership
- MTU Onsite Energy to supply 160 gas-powered gensets
Rolls-Royce and the VPower Group haverecently 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 agreementscement 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 capacitywithinMTU 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 regionas 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.
About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
- Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
- Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 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 gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications as well as cogeneration plants using gas engines for the combined generation of heat and power. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications. L’Orange completes the portfolio with fuel injection systems for large engines.
- Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
4. We have three common themes across all our businesses:
- Investing in and developing engineering excellence.
- Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes.
- Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.
5. Annual underlying revenue was £13.4 billion in 2015, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.4 billion at the end of 2015.
6. In 2015, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
7. Rolls-Royce employs over 50,000 people in more than 46 countries. Nearly 15,700 of these are engineers.
8. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2015 we employed 228 graduates and 277 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.