Rolls-Royce will deliver 14 marine engines as part of a series of engine and power generation systems deals agreed during the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.
China’s AFAI Southern Shipyard ordered 14 MTU engines from Rolls Royce Power Systems, 10 to be delivered in 2019 and four in 2020.
The company had previously signed a letter of intent for four MTU Series 8000 to power the first high-speed ropax ferry developed and built in China.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems (Greater China) president Tobias Ostermaier said “These agreements are a result of our efforts to grow strong partnerships in China and reflect the growing role our MTU products play in fulfilling the needs of the Chinese market. It also proves the importance of our decision to strategically strengthen our footprint in China.”
Rolls-Royce Power Systems signed a series of five documents with Shanghai Cooltech, EPG, SUMEC Machinery & Electric, Tellhow and AFAI Southern Shipyard.
The frame agreement with Shanghai Cooltech is for 150 loose engines and diesel systems of MTU Series 4000, imported engines from Germany and locally assembled systems. EPG has ordered 200 MTU diesel systems, most of which will be manufactured in China. The agreements with both Tellhow and SUMEC Machinery & Electric are for 70 loose MTU Series 4000 engines to be supplied in 2020.
The Series 4000 MTU engines will be partly manufactured by MTU Yuchai Power, a joint venture between MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Holdings and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company.