The Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems has signed contracts and agreements with Chinese partners and customers from the four industrial sectors power generation, construction and industrial, mining and rail. Contract signing took place at the fourth China International Import Expo held in Shanghai from 5 to 10 November. The agreements cover the delivery of several hundred mtu engines and power generation systems. 

For the power generation sector, Power Systems signed letters of intent with Chinese customers EPG and SUMEC. EPG intends to procure 300 mtu diesel systems based on mtu Series 4000 engines. These mtu gensets are to be manufactured in China. SUMEC plans to order mtu diesel engines as well as mtu diesel and gas gensets. On the construction/industrial and mining side, Power Systems signed purchasing framework agreements with XCMG for the delivery of 45 mtu Series 2000 and 10 Series 4000 engines for both applications. Beijing Chaotiefubang Tech Development Co has ordered 20 mtu Series 1500 engines for use in trains – one of the first orders for these engines for a rail application. 

Rolls-Royce also signed an agreement with MTU Yuchai Power Company, the joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company. The company will continue to manufacture mtu Series 4000 engines in China for power generation in its plant in Yulin, Guangxi Province. 

Rolls-Royce has been producing mtu engines in China since 2006, and recently opened a new test bench at its location in Suzhou.