Rolls-Royce, VPower Expand Collaboration
By Mike Brezonick21 November 2019
Rolls-Royce and VPower Group have signed a new deal for the supply of MTU gas-fired power generation equipment. It is the largest single order ever for MTU gas gen-sets, Rolls-Royce said.
According to the final agreement recently inked in Hong Kong, China, Rolls-Royce will supply more than 200 MTU Series 4000 natural gas gensets with a total power output of 430 MW. The shipments began in October. The fleet will be deployed to support VPower Group’s key business streams of LNG-to-power, flexible generation, distributed and other fast-track power solutions globally.
“As a leader in decentralized power generation, we place great importance in product safety, efficiency and reliability,” said Earnest Cheung, VPower Group, chief commercial officer. “We are happy to strengthen our business cooperation with Rolls-Royce and look forward to stepping up our strategic relationship in the years to come.”
The relationship between Rolls-Royce and VPower Group dates back to 2008 and has continued to grow over the years. Today, VPower Group is the world’s largest owner and operator of MTU power generation systems, with a wide range of applications in China and other countries.
“We are pleased to take our long-term partnership with VPower Group to a whole new level by signing the largest single order for MTU gas gen-sets in our company history,” said Andreas Schell, Rolls-Royce Power Systems chief executive officer. “This is another vote of confidence from a much-valued customer, and a demonstration of our growing success in the increasingly important decentralized power generation markets.”
Since 2014, VPower Group has been using MTU gas gensets from Rolls-Royce to strengthen its leadership in Myanmar’s fast track power segment. This has led to VPower’s recent winning of a mega sized LNG-to-power tender issued by Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE), Ministry of Electricity and Energy of the Government of Myanmar. Together with China National Technology Import and Export Corp. (CNTIC), VPower Group’s long-term EPC partner as consortium party, the consortium will deliver power supply to millions of households in Myanmar before the summer peaks of 2020 using MTU gen-sets running on gas fuel.