MTU Yuchai Power, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Chinese diesel engine manufacturer Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company, has unveiled its first engine.
Yan Ping, chairman of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery, and Andreas Schell, president of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems, launched the first MTU Series 4000 engine, which has been manufactured in Yulin in southern China.
The joint venture received all regulatory approvals last year, and since then, Rolls-Royce said “preparations for the start of production have been in full swing”.
“Modifications to an existing production building in Yulin have been completed, production facilities installed and logistics and quality processes agreed on.
“Members of the workforce from Yuchai with the required experience have completed training in MTU engine production in Friedrichshafen that will enable them to fulfil their future responsibilities. In future, they will manufacture MTU engines in Yulin in accordance with the same quality standards that apply in Germany and the US.”
Andreas Schell added: “With the MTU Series 4000 engine, we have precisely the kind of product the market in China requires.”
“The constant increase in the demand for energy in China and the neighbouring countries, in addition to the strong demand for energy resources, have created a market for power generation facilities and for the oil and gas industry.
“The first engine manufactured in Yulin is an expression of the excellent working relationship and commitment of the joint teams. We are delighted that, in Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company, we have found a partner that meets our needs precisely.”
Yan Ping said: “We much value the partnership that is aligned with our group strategy of growing international competitiveness. We are committed to delivering optimal quality products for a growing customer base in the Chinese and international markets and looking forward to bringing our partnership to the next level.”
The components needed to produce the engines at MTU Yuchai Power will initially come from Germany. Suppliers in China capable of delivering parts of the same quality will gradually be added at a later stage. “We will accept no compromises in terms of quality and delivery reliability. It is a responsibility we have towards the MTU brand and our customers,” said Schell.