Rolls Royce MTU & Vpower expand in Asia
As part of its cooperation with China’s VPower, MTU Onsite Energy will provide 96 16V 4000 L32 gas generator sets with a total power output of 144 MW to a power station in Myingyan, Myanmar. That follows the delivery of 32 natural gas gen-sets with a total output of 45 MW in 2014 and 64 more last year.
Rolls-Royce and the VPower Group announced they have recently signed a strategic agreement intended to strengthen their partnership in power generation markets across China and the rest of Asia. At the same time, a framework agreement for 2016 was also signed providing for the supply of 160 MTU Onsite Energy 16V 4000 L32 gas generator sets, each rated 1.56 MW.
The agreements continue the collaboration between MTU Onsite Energy and VPower. Established in 2001, Hong Kong headquartered VPower operates production and service centers in China serving most of Asia. Since its first project in Indonesia, the company said its large scale interim power project business has installed more than 200 MW of power generation systems to date.
Along the way, VPower has established several business partnerships and in 2014, formed a global strategic partnership with Rolls-Royce Power Systems and its MTU subsidiary. This latest framework agreement allows VPower to secure production capacity within MTU Onsite Energy, enabling it to meet the needs of its customers at short notice.
“Our past successes in cooperation with Rolls-Royce on numerous power plant projects have motivated us to develop our partnership,” said Rorce Au-Yeung, co-CEO of the VPower Group. “The high rates of efficiency, outstanding reliability and low service costs of gas gen-sets from MTU Onsite Energy make them the ideal product for this application.”
MTU Onsite Energy has made significant inroads in Asia lately, including the signing of a contract to support the extension of a gas power station in Myingyan, Myanmar. Equipped with 96 MTU Onsite Energy 16V 4000 L32 gas gen-sets with a total power output of 144 MW, the gas power plant is one of the biggest of its type in the world. MTU said.
In 2014, MTU Onsite Energy, working with VPower, delivered 32 natural gas powered gen-sets with a total output of 45 MW to Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE). Last year, another 64 gen-sets were delivered to the site, which is directly connected to the country’s power grid to stabilize domestic power supply.
Matthias Vogel, Vice-President Power Generation, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, noted that “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.”