Rolls-Royce signed agreements for the delivery of 14 marine engines and more than 500 MTU engines and systems at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai last week.
A total of five documents were signed between Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and the partners Cooltech, EPG, SUMEC Machinery & Electric Co. Ltd., Tellhow and AFAI Southern Shipyard. They cover the delivery of MTU engines of Series 4000, partly manufactured by MTU Yuchai Power, the joint venture of Rolls-Royce Power Systems and the Chinese diesel engine manufacturer Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company.
“We are proud that our esteemed Chinese partners put their trust in our marine propulsion and power generation solutions,” said Tobias Ostermaier, president Greater China at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “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.”
First deliveries are to begin in the end of 2019. China International Import Expo is organized by the Chinese government in order to promote and facilitate import deals. It is an important part of China opening-up its market to international companies.