VPower will be responsible for sales and service of MTU commercial marine engines and MTU gas generator sets in China
The distribution agreement will cover the sales and maintenance of MTU commercial marine engines and MTU gas generator sets in China.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems MTU Greater China president Tobias Ostermaier said “VPower Group brings expertise and the capacity to package turnkey gas power projects in China and, most importantly, a strong network in the marine industry that will support our market share expansion in China,” adding “we want to make MTU the brand of choice for engines and systems in the Chinese commercial shipping and gas powergen segments and realise the significant growth potential in these markets”.
VPower Group chairman Samson Lam said “We are happy to be [MTU’s] distributor and continue to offer our customers MTU products and service for both gas power generation and commercial shipping applications in China. There is great growth potential in these markets in China – and we want to exploit that potential together with Rolls-Royce as well as to co-develop the LNG marine market.”
VPower has integrated MTU engines and systems into their customer offerings since 2008 and is now the largest source of MTU power generation systems with a range of applications in China and other countries.
Rolls-Royce MTU said expanding market share and establishing and deepening partnerships in China is key to the business’ success in its PS 2030 strategy under which Rolls-Royce Power Systems is currently transforming itself from an engine manufacturer to a provider of integrated power solutions.
MTU engines have been produced in China since 2006, and in 2017, Rolls-Royce formed MTU Yuchai Power, a joint venture with Chinese diesel engine manufacturer Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company to produce MTU Series 4000 engines for power generation at its plant in Yulin, Guangxi Province.