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MRO News: MTU Maintenance renews exclusive LM6000 contract with Sahacogen
Ludwigsfelde, July 6th, 2017 – MTU Maintenance, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance services for LM series industrial gas turbines, has extended its exclusive contract with Sahacogen (Chonburi) Public Company Limited for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its three LM6000PC gas turbines. The long-term service agreement is valued at over 35 million US dollars and runs until the end of 2023. It is the second extension the parties have signed in thirteen years. The contract will cover both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events, and MTU Maintenance will provide on-site services. Building on a successful partnership to date, the service agreement is a testament to the reliable, transparent and trusting relationship between Sahacogen and MTU Maintenance, their service provider.
Founded in 1996, Sahacogen is a small power producer based in Chonburi, eastern Thailand. The company runs a combined-cycle power plant that generates 174 megawatts of electricity and 81 tons of steam per hour for the local Saha Group Industrial Park. Natural gas is the main fuel used. In 2002, Sahacogen was the first customer for which MTU Maintenance performed a LM6000 hot section exchange on-site. After this success, a long-term service agreement was signed.
MTU Maintenance has been in the MRO business for industrial gas turbines for over 35 years and performed over 1,200 IGT shop visits. Services are carried out at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, a licensed level IV depot for all types of GE LM2500, LM2500+, LM5000 and LM6000 gas turbines. The facility has 47 licenses for LM series subtypes, the largest and widest range in the independent sector. Additionally, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg has one the most advanced test cells worldwide, in which LM2500 and LM6000 turbine tests can be performed under actual operating conditions. MTU Maintenance’s team performs the majority of repair and overhaul work in-house for its over 150 IGT customers worldwide. All processes undergo continuous development and improvement in order to maximize the availability and reliability of the gas turbines – for the benefit of MTU Maintenance’s customers.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. In the commercial maintenance sector, the company ranks among the top five service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the umbrella of MTU Maintenance. In the military field, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country's military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In the fiscal year 2016, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.7 billion euros.