Rolls-Royce Power Systems Division has opened a new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Centre on its Aiken campus in South Carolina, USA, which manufactures mtu engines. The new facility, which will allow increased availability of parts and engines for after sales support, is connected to the existing manufacturing operations, and represents a low double-digit million dollar investment. It supports the company’s current service initiative and sustainability approach.
The new 6400 sqm facility, which was flagged up in 2021, brings formerly outsourced workshop and warehouse operations in-house and expands them to provide remanufacturing and overhaul of mtu Series 2000, Series 4000 and Detroit Diesel 2-Cycle engines and components, plus internal and external rework services. Initially focused on parts remanufacturing for after sales support, the facility targets the remanufacture 20 000 parts per year once fully operational.
Dr Jörg Stratmann, CEO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “We have more than 150 000 engines in the field and our service business is growing. Service is not just maintenance and repair, but also upgrades, remanufacturing and digital services for predictive maintenance … our Remanufacturing and Overhaul Centre will be a main pillar for serving our customers in the Americas.”
Remanufacturing is believed to offer a wise lifecycle investment for customers, returning equipment to like-new condition and resulting in lower acquisition, maintenance, and operation costs. It is also a good choice for sustainability aims, reusing existing equipment and components to save on raw materials and energy consumption compared to new engine manufacturing.
The new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center in Aiken will follow proven thorough processes and procedures already established in global plant locations such as the facility in Magdeburg, Germany.
Image: Dr Jörg Stratmann, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems at the opening of the new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center on its mtu Aiken campus in South Carolina, USA