ROYCE-ROLLS AND NETINERA SIGN LONG-TERM SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR THE OVERHAUL OF MTU ENGINES AND POWERPACKS
Rolls-Royce and Netinera have signed a contract for the complete overhaul of up to 180 mtu PowerPacks. The contract runs until 2032 and provides for the complete overhaul of PowerPacks based on mtu Series 183 engines using the so-called Reman process. Netinera uses these PowerPacks in regional trains of the type Siemens Desiro (VT 642).
Markus Resch, CFO at Netinera, says: “Rolls-Royce has been an important and reliable partner for us for many years with its mtu drive and service solutions. We look forward to continuing this cooperation in the long term.”
Marc Goldschmidt, Vice President Remanufacturing & Overhaul Technologies at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, says: “We are very pleased that Netinera has once again chosen our Reman solutions. It shows how attractive our Reman PowerPacks and engines are: They offer absolute reliability and maximum availability at a very economical price.”
Reman is the industrial reconditioning of main components and engines alike. Standardised processes are used to dismantle and clean the mtu PowerPacks and engines and then to test and re-build them using Reman components or new parts. The process automatically includes product improvements. The process is entirely anonymous, i.e. the customer does not necessarily get the same PowerPack or engine back as it handed in for refurbishment. The PowerPacks or engines reach their customers in as new condition. PowerPacks are then ready for another 18,000 hours (roughly 720,000 km) of operation. For some engine series, Rolls-Royce is able to provide exchange PowerPacks and engines (so-called swing units) before the drive systems are removed. By using swing units, the railcars and locomotives can be returned to service very quickly, which significantly reduces downtime.