Press Archive 2016
MTU Maintenance renews exclusive contract with Rojana Power
• Maintenance package for LM industrial gas turbines
• Contract worth over 100 million U.S. dollars
Ludwigsfelde, September 28, 2016 – MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s largest providers of maintenance services for commercial engines and industrial gas turbines (IGTs), has extended its exclusive contract with Thai electricity producer Rojana Power for its LM-series IGTs. The ten-year service agreement is valued at upwards of 100 million U.S. Dollars. According to the contract, MTU Maintenance will be responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of nine IGTs: five LM6000-PC and soon-to-be four LM6000-PD IGTs. The service agreement will cover both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events, and provide on-site services.
“We are proud to be continuing our great relationship with Rojana Power, Thailand’s largest LM6000 operator,” says André Sinanian, Managing Director and Senior Vice President MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg. “It is a clear signal that our customer dedication and customer proximity is a winning combination.” In 2010, the company established the MTU Maintenance Service Center Ayutthaya to better serve Rojana Power and other customers in the region.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Rojana Power has been providing electricity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, factories within the Rojana Industrial Park where it is located, as well as the local Ayuthaya province since 1996. The company has entrusted MTU Maintenance with their industrial gas turbines since 2004 and this is the second time the parties have renewed their contract. “We are extremely satisfied with the service MTU Maintenance has given us over the years. They have been available to us round the clock and are always on hand to help whenever needed,” says Jirapongs Vinichbutr, Managing Director Rojana Power. “We are glad to be receiving this continued support moving forward.”
MTU Maintenance has been in the IGT business for over 35 years; IGTs have been part of its Berlin-Brandenburg facility’s portfolio for the last 25 years. “At our IGT center of excellence in Berlin-Brandenburg, we have the largest and widest range of LM-series licenses in the independent sector, one of the most advanced test cells worldwide, and extensive experience of entire packages and power plants. We are looking forward to using this expertise in our continued support of Rojana and their operations,” summarizes Sinanian.
The Berlin-Brandenburg facility is a licensed level IV depot for all types of GE LM2500™, LM2500+™, LM5000™ and LM6000™ gas turbines. The shop boasts one the few on-site test cells worldwide in which LM2500™ and LM6000™ turbine tests can be performed under actual operating conditions. MTU Maintenance’s team performs the bulk of the repair and overhaul work itself. All processes undergo continuous development and improvement in order to maximize the availability and reliability of the gas turbines – for the benefit of its 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 2015 fiscal year, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.4 billion euros.