MTU Power wins service contract with Petrobras

By Jack Burke03 November 2021

Pact valued at US$160 million

MTU Power and new customer Petrobras have signed a five-year service agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the company’s 36 LM6000PC turbines.

The contract is valued at US$160 million.

“We are delighted to have entered into this long-term service agreement with MTU,” said Geison Bitencourt, Turbomachinery Workshop manager and contract manager, Petrobras. “Our first four turbines are already in the MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg shop and we look forward to receiving excellent technical support and cost effective maintenance and repair solutions for these engines and our entire fleet.” Petrobras is a Brazilian oil and gas producer with 36 LM6000PC gas turbines for energy generation in four locations around Brazil. The company is one of the largest oil and gas producers worldwide, employs over 40,000 employees and specialized in exploration, production, refining, energy generation and trading.

MTU Power, a leading provider of maintenance solutions to operators of GE LM series turbines, and new customer Petrobras have signed a five-year service agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the company’s 36 LM6000PC turbines.

“This contract marks the beginning of a what promises to be a fruitful and successful partnership,” said Thomas Heinhold, general manager, MTU Maintenance do Brasil, and responsible for the customers’ turbines. “Our comprehensive, competitive support as well as engineering expertise are key to achieving reliability, cost-effectiveness and high technical performance for Petrobras’ turbines.”

On-site technicians can be dispatched from MTU’s Brazilian base in São Paulo, whenever the customer requires. The Brazilian facility is also certified for workscopes up to level II. Full overhaul services are to be carried out at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany.

MTU Power is the largest independent provider for maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for GE LM2500 and LM6000 turbines and their packages. MTU Power has carried out more than 1400 LM shop visits in its nearly 40-year history. Of all licensed depots, MTU Power has the widest range of GE LM sub systems in its portfolio (47) and tests under real load conditions, the company said.

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