20 September 2010 – Germany’s Tognum and China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) have opened a joint undertaking for the assembly of large, high-speed MTU diesel engines and emergency standby gensets in Datong, located around 300 km west of Beijing in Shanxi Province.
Tognum subsidiary MTU Asia and Norinco Group’s Shanxi Diesel Engine Industry Corporation (SDEIC) are joint venture partners. SDEIC has been manufacturing MTU engines under license since 1986.
In conjunction with the French nuclear power company Areva, MTU and Norinco have formed a consortium to equip Chinese nuclear power plants with emergency standby gensets which conform to the highest safety standards.
Other on-site power applications, such as the mining sector, where MTU has delivered several Series 4000 engines to mine operators, will be supported through the new state-of-the-art test bench and overhaul capacities in Datong.
Tognum’s business expansion programme in Asia also included the development of an engine production facility in Suzhou in 2006 and the relocation of the Asia headquarters to Shanghai in 2007.
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