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Rolls-Royce medium-speed liquid fuel and gas engines and generator sets are characterized by high availability and low operating costs. We support your business with reliable, engine based power generation solutions from 1,400 to 11,830 kWe per engine, and complete power systems that can deliver an output of beyond 200 MWe.
The tradition of Rolls-Royce medium-speed engines dates back to 1855 when the original company Bergen Mekaniske Verksted (BMV) was founded. In 1946 we started to build diesel engines and since then we have sold more than 7,000 engines of which 4,000 are still in operation. Nowadays, the Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary is part of Rolls-Royce plc. Our medium-speed gas and liquid fuel engines and generator sets are supplied for a broad range of power generation applications and are operated worldwide.
We offer you a wide, highly economical product range with a leading nominal electrical efficiency of up to 50%. We also support you with a diverse range of pre- and aftersales services. Our broad scope and capability covers:
We also offer engines for Marine applications, and these are marketed and sold exclusively through Kongsberg Maritime.
For high-speed engines and generator sets from Rolls-Royce Power Systems, please visit the MTU Onsite Energy website.
Our engines and generator sets are widely recognized by operators worldwide due to their proven technology, their robust design and low operating costs. The fields of application for our liquid fuel and gas engine solutions are:
?Power GenerationFlexible and modular engine based power plants installed in our own designed self-contained engine packages, can be supplied with all the components and auxiliaries needed to construct a fully working power station with the possibility of extension whenever additional modules are needed. It is a cost efficient solution to providing electrical power. The power generation solutions suit for base load, combined cycle, grid support, stand-by and peak shaving.
Combined Heat and PowerMany engine installations require heat recovery, whatever their applications. Our experience ranges from remote power supply to co-generation and tri-generation, with efficiency levels beyon 95% in climates ranging between the arctic freeze of Svalbard, and hot and humid Bangladesh. We support our customers delivering high efficiency power plants for district heating, industrial CHP, greenhouses and tri-generation.
Hybrid modeAt hybrid power plants, percentage of produced electricity typically varies between renewable energies, generating sets and energy storage. Our flexible and cost effective reciprocating engines are the perfect match to renewable energy. They are capable of fast and frequent starts and stops, and manage dynamic load response for grid balancing effortlessly.
At today's meeting, the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG agreed on extending the contracts of President and CEO Andreas Schell alongside CFO and HR Director Marcus A. Wassenberg. Both contracts were extended until December 2022.
At today's meeting, the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG agreed on extending the contracts of President and CEO Andreas Schell alongside CFO and HR Director Marcus A. Wassenberg. Both contracts were extended until December 2022. “The Board of Directors at Rolls-Royce Power Systems has jointly stabilized business operations significantly over the past years to make this organization fit for the future. The recently published figures for fiscal 2018 are proof positive of this upturn,” said Axel Arendt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “In bringing the RRPS 2018 transformational change program to a successful conclusion, management and workforce have laid the cornerstone for the PS 2030 Strategy. Initial successes are already clearly visible. We can now continue steadily on our charted course under the ongoing aligned direction of the Board of Management,” he added. “We're naturally delighted by the confidence the Supervisory Board has expressed in us based on our efforts to date,” commented CEO Andreas Schell. “The PS 2030 Strategy isn't intended to just have an impact in ten years' time. We're already working ceaselessly – and successfully – on making the leap from engine manufacturer to turnkey solution provider. Marcus Wassenberg and I are very grateful to be able to steadily develop the company as a whole step by step. And I'm very pleased that we can continue down our chosen path with the same lineup,” he continued. “The PS 2030 strategy aims at remodeling our whole corporate culture to make jobs at Rolls-Royce Power Systems more digital, switched on and secure,” said CFO Marcus A. Wassenberg. “Andreas Schell and I, myself, are here to manage a steady progression along the road to success for the benefit of the company and the people who work here. It is as challenging as exciting to take on our tasks jointly and in close cooperation with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). ” Andreas Schell has been on the Board of the Friedrichshafen-based engine manufacturer since January 2017, whilst Marcus A. Wassenberg has held office at the global player, best known for its core brand MTU, since January 2015.
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Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division put in another excellent performance in 2018, with adjusted revenue up 15 % to a record GBP 3.5 billion or EUR 3.9 billion (2017: GBP 3.0 billion / EUR 3.4 billion), and adjusted profit climbing to GBP 317 million (EUR 358 million), equivalent to an adjusted return on sales of 9,1 %.
Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division put in another excellent performance in 2018, with adjusted revenue up 15 % to a record GBP 3.5 billion or EUR 3.9 billion (2017: GBP 3.0 billion / EUR 3.4 billion), and adjusted profit climbing to GBP 317 million (EUR 358 million), equivalent to an adjusted return on sales of 9,1 %.“Not only did we benefit from strong demand for our products due to the favorable state of the global economy, we are now also reaping the rewards of our hard work on the transformational change program which has made us significantly more profitable,” said Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and Head of the Power Systems Division, at the presentation of annual results for 2018. “Our streamlined, updated product and service portfolio is being very well received by customers.”Of the three divisions that make up Britain's Rolls-Royce plc, Power Systems is the number two revenue earner. The Power Systems order book of GBP 3.1 billion (EUR3.6 billion) at the end of 2018 was 28 % above previous year.All segments contributing wellEach of the division's business segments reported good sales figures, some extremely good. Marine sales were 12% ahead, with sales of Industrial drive systems up a full 40%. Powergen revenue grew by 5%, making it the only segment with a lower rate of growth than in 2017, a year that saw unusually high increases.Subsidiary Bergen Engines in Norway has turned the corner and is now also a successful player in the stationary power generation market. For the first time, it produced more engines for power generation applications than for ship propulsion.Demand for nuclear power remains high. With its range of small modular reactors, Civil Nuclear has a solution promising long-term export potential following its launch in the UK.Transformation forms solid base“With our RRPS 2018 transformational change program, we have fundamentally revamped the division's cost structure, for example by eliminating a good quarter of product variants at a stroke,” said Marcus A. Wassenberg, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. At the same time, the organization and structures have been moulded to current requirements and aligned steadily to the needs of customers.“This has not only produced favourable results in 2018, but has also created a robust, forward-looking corporate structure for the longer term, which we will be using to implement the PS 2030 strategy,” Wassenberg continued.Unswerving implementation of PS 2030The company is looking to lever its 2018 successes as it presses ahead with the new PS 2030 strategy, transforming itself from an engine manufacturer to a supplier of integrated solutions.“2018 is proof-positive that we are on the right track with the move to hybrids and electrical drive components, with gas engines and with digitalization, adding new technologies to our portfolio,” said Andreas Schell. At the rail industry trade fair Innotrans, for example, we signed memoranda of understanding with several international customers for hundreds of Hybrid PowerPacks sold under the core MTU brand.Microgrids: integrated energy solutionAnother total solution for customers are microgrids. These autonomous electricity grids intelligently pull together a variety of conventional and renewable energy sources in a single network, providing power supplies to stand-alone installations such as mining operations or data centers. The company is presently building a validation center in Friedrichshafen for entire turnkey systems which the company plans to offer major industrial customers and other large-scale consumers. Power generated by combustion engines remains an important element of this. “The engine will always be one of our core competencies. But it is increasingly becoming one part of a total solution,” said Schell. The newly developed battery container, another integral part of a microgrid, is more than a new product in the MTU family – it is also a symbol of the company's renewal.Smart service solutionsAs a solution provider, Rolls-Royce Power Systems also intends to step up its activities in the operation of sophisticated power delivery and power generation systems. “Service will continue to gain importance. Over a third of revenue currently comes from maintenance, spare parts and services – and that figure is rising,” said Schell. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is working on a new range of digital service products, using state-of-the-art technology to capture, transmit and analyze key operating data. Founded in Spring 2017, the company's Digital Solutions unit has launched a number of digital products such as the MTU Go!Act smartphone app and the MTU Go!Manage web application, and has currently networked around 300 MTU PowerPacks in Hitachi express trains in the United Kingdom. Levering off what are now a total of five Customer Care Centers around the world, Rolls-Royce Power Systems is continuously growing its digital service offering to customers.Digital Solutions is managing projects such as “Service of the Future” and the “Digital Twin” program, in which a virtual image of a real engine is created and constantly updated with operating data in order, for example, to be able to predict maintenance needs more efficiently and more accurately.Partnering with successAnother element of the PS 2030 strategy is to expand together with partners in a way that would scarcely be possible acting alone. “We are increasingly entering into partnerships – in different geographies and on different issues. Our intention is to grow with our partners,” said Schell. This includes joint ventures with partners in China and India to build engines and generator sets, and also with an eye to tapping into new markets. Other partnerships are helping Power Systems make the transition to being a solution provider, for example the company's acquisition of a strategic stake in Berlin start-up Qinous, which focuses on energy storage and control solutions, the key technologies used in microgrids.The new strategy is set to bring about lasting change in the division, including the new career streams and job activities on offer. “We need to prepare our employees on the challenges of digitalization and electrification. In future jobs at Rolls-Royce Power Systems will be more modern, more flexible and more digitized. This year, around 100 existing engine developers are to be retrained as electrical specialists. Additionally we will offer new vocational trainings with focus on information technology,” says Marcus A. Wassenberg, also being Chief Human Resources Officer.
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Rolls-Royce is developing several new digital solutions that will revolutionize the way its customers manage their power plants with medium speed Bergen engines.
Rolls-Royce is developing several new digital solutions that will revolutionize the way its customers manage their power plants with medium speed Bergen engines. One of these is the new Rolls-Royce Equipment Monitoring concept; a generic end-to-end platform for secure collection, transfer, storage, and analysis of engine data.“We believe that our customers should be able to manage their power plant equipment from anywhere in the world. Our Remote Monitoring concept is an example of how we are getting closer to that reality, where our customers can get insight to vital information in real-time,” said Rob Borneman, Head of Service Agreements and Sales in Bergen Engines, part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.More and more power plants across the world are going online with the new Rolls-Royce remote monitoring tool, which has been operational for testing for more than a year. By detecting anomalies on mission critical components at an earlier stage, it gives power plant operators the ability to avoid unnecessary downtime and reduce costs.If the plant operators need technical support, they have access to first-hand advice from Rolls-Royce specialist engineers who further analyse the data. Furthermore, if the customer activates RemoteAccess, the service team can remotely change operational parameters, fine-tune the engine and optimise its performance. This will not only ensure faster troubleshooting and reduced downtime, but also reduce costs for the plant operator by not having to send a service engineer to the site.“Following this, the next step is to detect and address problems before they occur. Large data sets from power plants are already being analysed using machine learning, and lessons learned will be deployed to improve the plant’s performance and reduce further downtime,” Rob commented.Rolls-Royce is also investing in Virtual Reality. In the coming years, customers and Rolls-Royce technical support teams will be able to meet in a virtual control room from anywhere in the world. The first Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality prototype has been developed, showing their medium speed engines’ digital twins in real time.Press photos are available for download from www.rrpowersystems.com/pressFor further information, please contact:Merethe Fjeldstad Bergen Engines ASPhone: +47 913 72 128E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolls-Royce will be presenting power plant solutions based on medium
speed engines on stand #2211 at the
PowerGen International in Orlando from 4 to 6 December 2018.
Rolls-Royce will be presenting power plant solutions based on medium speed engines on stand #2211 at the PowerGen International in Orlando from 4 to 6 December 2018.
Since Rolls-Royce delivered its first medium speed gas engine in 1991, the Bergen engines have logged millions of operating hours in a broad range of applications in both land and marine environments. The current portfolio consists of the small and flexible C26:33 (1,4-2,4 MW), the well proven B35:40 (3,9-9,6 MW), and the new and modern B36:45 (3,5-12 MW) gas engines.
“Our new and modern B36:45 gas engines build on the success of the B35:40-series and offers a variety of new benefits to our customers. Power output has been increased with 20 percent up to roughly 12 MW, it has low life cycle costs, and offers up to 50 per cent efficiency. Hence, the engines also have exceptionally low fuel consumption and emission levels. We believe the new series is truly engineered for the future, and it’s a pleasure that we’re now introducing it to the American market,” said Markku Aspholm, Director Americas, in Bergen Engines AS, which is a part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
All the Rolls-Royce medium speed engines come in numerous configurations and are applicable for different operational modes. This includes baseload, grid balancing and peaking, and thus perfect to support variable renewable energy sources in hybrid systems. Multiple units arranged in modular power plants in the range 20MW-1GW provide the required flexibility whilst ensuring economical operation at any power plant output level.
Designed to run with air excess ratio around 2.0 and above, the engines have excellent capability to meet quick and frequent load changes, which is essential for island-mode operation, such as isolated operation of microgrids. Start times of 3 minutes from start command to rated power output have been committed to, using the B35:40V20AG2 genset.
By utilising the engine’s waste heat, in combined cycle or CHP, total efficiency can reach over 95%. This is currently used extensively in district heating applications or trigeneration applications, where heat is used locally and the electrical power is either consumed locally in a micro grid or exported to the national grid.
A medium speed power plant can be built anywhere, and is tailored to meet the specific requirements in every case due to its versatile building blocks. Rolls-Royce offers modular and flexible power plant arrangements that have been developed over many years based on experience from a vast range of operating conditions from very low to very high ambient temperatures (-50C to +50C), and from very dry to tropical conditions.
Rolls-Royce’s power plant solutions enables the energy transition towards a greener future, with economical and reliable balance and backup power to the grid, or as the back-bone of microgrids.
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Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with C-Energy to extend their power
plant installed capacity with further 23 MWe.
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with C-Energy to extend their power plant
installed capacity with further 23 MWe. The delivery includes two gas-fired
gensets based on the new 20 cylinder Rolls-Royce medium speed V-engine, B36:45,
that was launched at the Power Gen Asia in September this year. Rolls-Royce
will also be supplying long term services for the new engines.
The new B36:45 engine series set a new standard in power and efficiency
with exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions of NOx, CO2, SOx and
particulates. At 600 kW per cylinder it offers a 20 per cent increase in power
per cylinder compared to its predecessor, the B35:40. The V20 is the largest
variant available with an electrical output of 11,8 MWe.
“Our new range of medium speed gas engines builds on the success of the
B35:40-series and offers a variety of new benefits to our customers. With a
completely new modular architecture, numerous configurations, fuel flexibility,
and low life cycle costs, we believe it is truly engineered for the future,”
said Jeff Elliott, Managing Director of Bergen Engines AS, which is part of
Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
“The first 6- and 9-cylinder in-line units of the new gas engine series
will go into operations later this year, and it is a pleasure that we have now
signed the first contract for the V20 with C-Energy, whom already have four of
our B35:40 engines installed.”
The existing 60 MWe power plant of C-Energy was reconstructed in the
beginning of 2015 with four B35:40V20 gas engines. At this time, this was the
first natural gas power plant based on medium-speed gas engines in the South
Bohemian Region prepared to supply heat and power to the local grid. Due to low
coal prices however, electricity and heat in the region is still predominantly
generated by coal-fired plants. Hence, the extension of the gas fired plant is
considered as an additional step forward towards a green future for the region
With the extension, the power plant will, from the end of 2019, deliver a
total of 83 MWe electricity and heat for companies and homes in the nearby town
of Tabor/Sezimovo Ústí roughly 100 kilometers southeast of the capital Prague.
“Delivery of four Rolls-Royce engines among other investments helped to
transform the old coal fired central heating plant into a modern power plant in
2015. Nowadays we not only supply power to the grid and heat to industrial
customers and municipalities but also provide auxiliary services to the high
voltage grid. The supply of brand new Rolls-Royce engines will enable the plant
to increase its flexibility, to provide wider range of services and hence
remain competitive on the pan European energy market,” says Ivo Nejdl, Director
and co-owner of C-Energy.
The Rolls-Royce medium-speed engines will enable C-Energy to operate the
plant efficiently, both in terms of cost and time. Both the B35:40 and the new
B36:45 medium speed gas engines are flexibly designed for different operating
modes. They can be used to generate base-load or peak power or can operate in combined
cycle. The heat from the engines can be used to generate steam in the heat
recovery steam generators, and the steam is supplied to industrial customers
for their technological needs. The power plant can also be used for district
heating by utilizing hot water from the engines.
The engines quick-start capability means the engines can ramp up to their
rated load within five minutes, giving the plant access to the amount of power
and heat needed within just a short space of time. In addition the new engines
will be certified to provide primary and secondary grid regulation.
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Rolls-Royce has today launched a V-line version of the new B33:45 liquid
fuel and B36:45 gas engine series.
Rolls-Royce has today launched a V-line version of the new B33:45 liquid
fuel and B36:45 gas engine series. This completes the new engine family,
following the launch of the first variants three years ago.
“This is an important milestone for us. The new V-Engine series is truly an
outstanding product and we believe that the new platform confirms Rolls-Royce’s
position as a global provider of some of the world’s most efficient power
plants,” said Peter Headland, Head of Customer Business at Bergen Engines AS,
which is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
“The Powergen market is a very important part of our business. Over the
last two years we have increased our customer base significantly, both in Asia
and the rest of the world. We believe this new power plant platform will be in
high demand, especially in the Asian market where many of our customers have
access to LNG or natural gas. The B36:45V gas engines are perfect to support
variable renewable energy sources in hybrid systems like micro grids.”
The V-line will consist of 12, 16 and 20 cylinder, while the inline
platform is available in 6, 8 and 9 cylinder. At 600 KW per cylinder the new
engines offer a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder compared to their
predecessors. In addition, the engines set a new standard in power and
efficiency with exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions of NOx, CO2,
SOx and particulates.
"Our medium speed engine range is renowned for its robust design and
high reliability. The new engine builds on and improves our existing
capabilities, with a completely new modular architecture. This makes for an
engine family that is truly engineered for the future, with numerous
configurations, multiple fuel options, and low life cycle costs," said
Leif-Arne Skarbø, Chief Technology officer at Bergen Engines AS.
With a modular design, the B33:45 liquid fuel and B36:45 gas engines will
share the same core components. This allows for fuel conversion between gas and
liquid fuels with minimal downtime, and will create a very flexible platform
for customers. This is especially beneficial in countries with transitioning
The new engine is applicable for different operational modes. This includes
baseload, grid balancing, load following and peaking. Waste heat and CO2 can
also be efficiently used for industrial processes, district heating, air
conditioning, or to drive a combined cycle.
The B36:45V20 will be the first variant available in the new V-series. The
very first two engines are planned to be installed as an extension to an
existing Rolls-Royce 37 MWe combined heat and power plant in Czech Republic.
With the extension, the power plant will, from the end of 2019, deliver 60 MWe
electricity and heat for companies and homes in the nearby town.
For more information about the new V-Engines, visit our stand #L02 at the
PowerGen Asia. There will be a technical presentation on Wednesday 19 September
at 10:00 a.m. Please also visit our launch site https://bergen.rolls-royce.com/B3X45/index.html
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Rolls-Royce has signed contracts for five greenhouse projects in Belgium
and Netherlands to be powered by the new B36:45 L6 and L9 gas engines.
Rolls-Royce has signed contracts for five greenhouse projects in Belgium and Netherlands to be powered by the new B36:45 L6 and L9 gas engines. These engines set a new standard in power and efficiency with exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions of NOx, CO2, SOx and particulates. It offers a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder compared to existing engines in the Rolls-Royce medium-speed range. The engines are produced at Bergen Engines AS, which is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Jeff Elliott, Managing Director of Bergen Engines said: “The B36:45 engine is defined by our customers and embodies over 70 years’ engine experience in a modern package. Our early sales success with this new generation of gas engines is a positive sign that it’s being well received in the market.”
The contracts comprise a total of seven engines which will provide heat and power to both new and existing greenhouses. Customers include MTS de Jong Francke in Holland, and VW Tuinderijen, Tuinbouwbedrijf Marc Pittoors (T.B.M.P), Tomato Masters and Tomw@tt in Belgium.
Marc Pittoors, CEO of T.B.M.P said: “For our tomato producing company, three factors were crucial in taking this decision: best electrical efficiency in the market, Rolls-Royce’s expertise with gas engines since the early 90’s being a pioneer in lean-burn technology, and optimum heat balance.”
Rolls-Royce will be supplying and installing the complete CHP systems for the five greenhouses, consisting of generating sets, sound enclosures, exhaust gas systems including SCR and heat recovery systems, and control and protection systems.
The electrical power produced will primarily be used for greenhouse grow lights or exported to the regional grids. Heat extracted from the exhaust gas and the engine’s cooling water system will provide heating, and cleaned CO2 from the engines will be injected into the greenhouses to boost plant growth. In total, the technology achieves efficiency levels of more than 96 per cent.
All five projects will be handed over to customers in 2018 and will be covered by long-term service and maintenance agreements with Rolls-Royce.
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has signed a contract with EPC contractor Energyco for the supply of four
gensets to a cogeneration plant in Kosice, Slovakia.
BERGEN, NORWAY – Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with EPC contractor Energyco for the supply of four gensets to a cogeneration plant in Kosice, Slovakia. Based on the medium speed gas engine B35:40V20AG2, the plant will generate a total of 37 MWe heat and power for the district heating company Teplaren Kosice a.s. The contract will also include a service agreement for 5 years. The engines are produced at Bergen Engines AS, which is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
“We have been working closely with Rolls-Royce for this project for more than a year. One of the critical parameters required by TEKO was 3 minutes start to full load to comply with Slovakian grid support service. This was new for us and we appreciate that Bergen Engines could commit to these requirements,” said Lubomir Fejko, Energyco Project & Site Manager.
The medium speed engines from Rolls-Royce are flexibly designed for different operating modes, and can be used to generate base-load, peak power or operate in combined cycle. Already three minutes from start, the engines can operate with 100 per cent load to the rated speed of 750 rpm, and are in this aspect well suited to balance changes in the grid parameters. Furthermore, by utilizing hot water from the engines, the plant will be used for district heating for the region. Heat from the engines can also be used to generate steam in the heat recovery steam generators, to supply industrial customers.
“Cogeneration plants based on our medium speed gas engines are a reliable alternative to coal-based plants and significantly more environmentally friendly. In addition, the engines’ flexibility will enable Teplaren Kosice to operate efficiently, both in terms of cost and time”, said Jeff Elliott, Managing Director of Bergen Engines.
This will be Rolls-Royces first delivery of medium speed reciprocating engines to Slovakia, complimenting the installed base of 96 MWe in central Europe. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned early 2019.
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“Rolls-Royce Power Systems delivered a strong performance in the
financial year just ended and has held its ground well against the
competition,” CEO Andreas Schell said during a press conference on the
financial results for the year 2017 on 7 March in Friedrichshafen.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – “Rolls-Royce Power Systems delivered a strong performance in the financial year just ended and has held its ground well against the competition,” CEO Andreas Schell said during a press conference on the financial results for the year 2017 on 7 March in Friedrichshafen. “We have achieved a turnaround in terms of revenue, profit and order intake, a major contribution to this being made by our RRPS 2018 business transformation programme.”
Underlying revenue was up 3 per cent to 2.92 billion pounds sterling. Return on sales also rose significantly to 11.3 per cent (+ 4.1 percentage points). As a result, with a profit of 330 million pounds, Rolls-Royce Power Systems reports a 61 per cent profit increase compared with the previous year. The order book standing at 2.19 billion pounds sterling is very healthy and shows a 4 per cent improvement on 2016. With this result for 2017, the Power Systems division with its core brand MTU accounts for 19 per cent of the total revenue generated by the Rolls-Royce Group and is thus once again the second strongest revenue driver in the Group, which in 2017 was organised into five businesses.
“The year 2017 has put us back on track for success,” said Marcus A. Wassenberg, Chief Financial Officer at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “We benefited on the one hand from the growing market and the good performance of the global economy. What clearly contributed to the excellent result was the fact that, with our RRPS 2018 transformation programme, as a result of optimising costs, service and sales, we were able to significantly improve our profit situation.” Detailed product analysis resulted in a 25 per cent reduction in product variants, which, together with improvements in material costs, quality control, stocks and use of facilities, ultimately led to significant savings.
More business in service and products for the energy, agricultural and construction sectors, and for the oil and gas industryOur service initiative bore fruit in 2017 – total service revenue was up 6 per cent, due primarily to our business in MTU Reman engines and services provided for the invigorated oil and gas business in the USA.
One third of the total revenue of Rolls-Royce Power Systems in 2017 was again generated by the energy sector, which continues to be a viable future business field. Additional growth was achieved primarily in diesel systems for emergency gensets, e.g. for data centres in China and the USA. Business in medium-speed engines manufactured by our subsidiary Bergen Engines A.S. stabilised in 2017, due principally to orders for the delivery of power generation systems together with the associated service.
Declines were reported in our business in engines and systems for ships, which also accounts for one third of the total revenue. This was due primarily to a decline in sales of yacht engines compared with the previous year. In the extremely competitive commercial marine market (engines for ferries and work boats), we achieved an increase in revenue. This is a market that has great future potential for Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Sales of products for navies increased as well.
Sales of engines for the construction, agricultural and industrial sectors increased significantly in 2017. The further development of engines in the lower output range in anticipation of the EU’s new Stage V emission standards scheduled to come into force in 2019 resulted in large-volume orders. One of the major customers is the agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas.
Due to the recovery of oil prices and the increased demand for raw materials, sales of MTU engines and systems for the oil & gas industry and mining vehicles were up in 2017.
Delivery of first green and high-tech productsRolls-Royce Power Systems in 2017 reported successes as a result of its Green and High-Tech programme, with which the company is making targeted investments in environmentally-friendly solutions for the future designed to reduce pollutant emissions and the consumption of both energy and raw materials. The first MTU Series 4000 mobile gas engines were delivered to the Dutch shipping company Rederij Doeksen. The engines are so clean that they are allowed to operate on the Wadden Sea nature reserve. In the San Francisco Bay area, the first MTU diesel engines meeting the stringent EPA Tier 4 requirements will enter service before the end of 2018. WETA, the San Francisco Bay Area Emergency Transportation Authority, is putting its trust in the new integrated MTU propulsion system consisting of Series 4000 diesel engines and an SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment system for its new high-speed ferries.
Progress being made on the way to becoming a solutions provider“In the 2017 financial year, we made considerable progress on our way from being purely an engine supplier to becoming a solutions provider that supplies its customers with drive and propulsion systems and their permanent availability,” Andreas Schell explained. Since last year, Rolls-Royce Power Systems has provided its customers with support from experts in its new Customer Care Centres in three different time zones. New digital tools, such as MTU’s GoAct app or MTU’s GoManage internet platform, are designed to significantly improve the quality of service provided. They are being developed by an in-house digital unit set up in 2017.
Agenda 2018: growth, consistent digitisation and electrification, plus increased business in Asia“For 2018, we expect the present healthy, dynamic performance to continue – we aim to achieve further growth, but we intend to maintain our flexibility and continue to rigorously implement our business transformation programme. This is due to the fact that we are dependent on volatile end markets,” Andreas Schell said, looking to the future. “Our agenda includes consistent digitisation specifically for customers and service, in addition to the electrification of our drive and propulsion systems. 2018 will also be an important year for our new partnerships in Asia, which will enable us to increase our production capacities and market access in key focus markets. This means we now have engine and system production facilities in three major regions – Asia, America and Europe.”
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Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Tuinbouwbedrijf Marc Pittoors
(T.B.M.P) BVBA, for the supply of a 7 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP).
BERGEN, NORWAY – Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Tuinbouwbedrijf Marc Pittoors (T.B.M.P) BVBA, for the supply of a 7 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP). The plant will be powered by two gas-fired gensets based on the new medium-speed Bergen B36:45L6 engine and will provide heat and power to a new tomato greenhouse in Belgium. The contract also includes a service agreement for 10 years. The gensets are scheduled to go into operation early November 2018.
Marc Pittoors will use the generated electricity to power the greenhouse artificial lighting and the heat extracted from exhaust gases and engine cooling systems to heat up the facility. In addition, cleaned engine exhaust gases will be injected into the greenhouse to increase the level of CO2 and boost plant growth.
Marc Pittoors, CEO of T.B.M.P said: “For our tomato producing company, three factors were crucial in taking this decision: electrical efficiency (best in the current market), expertise (Rolls-Royce developed a gas engine in the early 90s and was the pioneer in lean-burn technology) and optimum heat balance (5 hectares of greenhouse space are illuminated and 3.5 hectares are not).” Paul Hovius of PaCHov Consultancy conducted the sales and contract negotiations for this first CHP equipped with the new Bergen in-line engine.
“The greenhouse market is very important for us, and it’s a pleasure to sign a contract with a highly professional customer for this new generation of gas engines,” said Jeff Elliott, managing director of Bergen Engines, a fully-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems and supplier of medium-speed engines.
Rolls-Royce will be supplying the complete CHP plant for this greenhouse, consisting of the power generator sets, the exhaust gas systems including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system and heat exchangers, and the electronic control system. In total, the technology achieves efficiency rates of more than 96%. Rolls-Royce has many years of experience with CHP plants and has since 2005 delivered 52 CHP plants with a total installed capacity of 270 MWe for greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK.
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Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary Bergen Engines signed contracts for
the delivery of two power stations to Bangladesh with a contract value of 133
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary Bergen Engines signed contracts for the delivery of two power stations to Bangladesh with a contract value of 133 million Euro. The consignments to Confidence Power Rangpur Limited are destined for a power station in Rangpur delivering an output of 112 Megawatts electrical power. It will be supplied this year. A second, similar power station is set for delivery in 2018 as a further option. The second power plant to be delivered this year is a 150 MW power plant intended for “Midland East Power Ltd” that will be located in Ashuganj. Within the contracts are also spare parts deliveries over 15 years.
“We are delighted to have been chosen to help develop the power sector in Bangladesh,” comments Jeff Elliott, Managing Director at Bergen Engines. “Bergen Engines delivered its first Rolls-Royce genset engine to Bangladesh way back in 2001, and has since built power stations covering over five percent of the country’s overall power supply. These new power plants represent a major step forward for us, and we are totally committed to doing our very best for our customers and, indeed, the whole country.”
These contracts are part of the Bangladesh government’s ambitious plan to more than double national power generation capacity to 38,000 MW to meet a forecast demand of some 33,000 MW by 2030. Meeting this goal will require a substantial increase of a good 9,000 MW over the next four years alone – and this is where the medium-speed engines come in. A power plant based on internal combustion engines is easily built within just one year, whereas other alternatives can take as long as seven years to realize.
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BERGEN, NORWAY – Rolls-Royce will be showcasing its medium-speed power solutions at stand 1435 of the Green Expo trade fair in Mexico from 5 to 8 September. Its product portfolio covers a variety of power generation solutions for different applications, from generator sets delivering 3,700 to 9,400 kWe to fully engineered power plants capable of outputs from 5 to 200 MWe and beyond.
Rolls-Royce has supplied power generation customers all over the world with system solutions based on medium-speed engines and currently boasts a global installed base of over 3,500 MWe. It recently entered Mexico’s energy market and has so far sold power plant to diverse customers delivering a total of 33 MWe.
Markku Aspholm, Sales Director of Medium-Speed Engines for power generation in the Americas - Rolls-Royce said, “We will be establishing a new service workshop next year to better serve the needs of our newly won customers in Mexico. Rolls-Royce sees big potential for expanding its business in this region by supporting the industry with flexible system solutions tailored to the customer's individual needs.”
Having closed an EPC consortium agreement with engineering company Sampol Ingenieria y obras, Rolls-Royce’s first 18 MWe power plant based on medium-speed engines went into operation in June 2017 in Sonora, Mexico. The plant has now clocked up almost 2000 operating hours without any complications, even at 45°C. It is a cogeneration (CHP) plant owned by utility company Union Energetica del Noroeste (UEN), who sells the generated electricity onwards to various companies. The plant is equipped with two Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40V20 gas-fuelled generator sets covered by a 12-year service agreement.
Another two CHP modules supplied by Rolls-Royce are scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2017/early 2018, and will be the first two power plants to have been supplied under Mexico's Energy Reform that came into force in 2016.
The first is a Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40V20 gas-fuelled generator set that will be installed at an altitude of 2,300 metres in the Mexican city of Perote. It will be responsible for providing steam and electricity to power the industrial processes run by pork producer Granjas Carrol. Surplus energy will be sold to the national grid through the newly structured energy market.
The second is a Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40V12 generator set to be installed in the trigeneration plant operated by energy service company INCO Renovables S.A.P.I. de C.V.. This particular plant is to provide electrical power, cooling water and steam to a factory being run by Coca Cola producer FEMSA.
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On a visit to Lake Constance, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel
visited Rolls-Royce Power Systems in Friedrichshafen on Monday 14 August, to
hear about development and production of the very latest propulsion and drive
systems for ships, trains and heavy land vehicles, and for power generation.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – On a visit to Lake Constance, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel visited Rolls-Royce Power Systems in Friedrichshafen on Monday 14 August, to hear about development and production of the very latest propulsion and drive systems for ships, trains and heavy land vehicles, and for power generation. “The Green and High-Tech programme at Rolls-Royce Power Systems opens up further prospects for German industry. The company has thus launched an initiative that I gladly support,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on his tour through the plant.
CEO Andreas Schell and CFO Marcus A. Wassenberg took the minister on a tour of the plant to explain the company’s Green & High-Tech programme and talk about the key international growth markets for this technology. “At Rolls-Royce Power Systems, we launched our Green & High-Tech programme in 2016. It involves us investing very deliberately in environmentally-friendly solutions of the future which are aimed at fewer pollutant emissions and lower consumption of energy and raw materials. It is absolutely key to keeping the company competitive on the international stage,” said Andreas Schell, and showed Gabriel a specific example at the company’s natural gas engine test stand. MTU is to ship the first certified production gas engines for marine applications in 2018. These MTU engines, which run on liquefied natural gas, have attracted major interest from across the world. The first pre-production engines are being delivered to the Strategic Marine shipyard in Vietnam at the end of the year for installation in catamarans being built for Dutch shipping company Doeksen. The vessels will be used to ply ferry routes in the Wadden Sea nature conservation area. Lake Constance, which is Europe’s largest reservoir of drinking water, is also set to get a new ferry powered by MTU natural gas engines in 2019.
The highlights of the product line-up at Rolls-Royce Power Systems feature not just gas engines, but also diesels with newly-developed exhaust aftertreatment technology to meet strict international emissions requirements, and also diesel hybrids. Large ships, haul trucks and trains all require high power outputs, meaning internal combustion engines – such as diesel engines – remain indispensable. MTU’s highly refined diesel engines are currently being chosen for new ferries in the San Francisco Bay area. California is regarded as one of the areas with the most demanding environmental protection regulations worldwide.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems makes 90% of its revenue abroad. “We’re concerned about growing levels of protectionism in some countries, trade barriers and sanctions,” CEO Andreas Schell explained to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Sigmar Gabriel was also impressed by Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ offering to employees – flexible working hours, a Group-wide health management system, leisure facilities and counselling services, as well as a day-to-day culture which makes it easier to combine work and family life. “In order to continue managing our company successfully as it moves into the future, and to adopt a leading role in the face of international competition, we want to provide a working environment which offers freedom – in terms of time and location – in the way people organize their work, and one which encourages creativity and personal responsibility,” explained CFO Marcus A. Wassenberg.
Since the beginning of the year, two Rolls-Royce
combined heat and power plants have been supplying energy to a new tomato
greenhouse operated by Maxburg BVBA in Meer in Belgium.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – Since the beginning of the year, two Rolls-Royce combined heat and power plants have been supplying energy to a new tomato greenhouse operated by Maxburg BVBA in Meer in Belgium. The two gas-powered gensets have reliably supplied over 20 Megawatt hours of heat and power to date. Maxburg is now the 30th greenhouse for which Rolls-Royce has delivered combined heat and power plants. Since 2005, no less than 52 combined heat and power plants manufactured by Rolls-Royce have generated a total electrical output of 270 MW in greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK.
Back in 2008 and 2010, Rolls-Royce delivered two combined heat and power plants to the greenhouse operator John Vermeiren in Loenhout and in Merksplas in Belgium. As John Vermeiren says: “The high level of efficiency of the medium-speed gensets and their reliability impressed us so much that we decided once again in favour of Rolls-Royce for the energy supply of our third greenhouse in Meer.”
The gensets are based on the medium-speed B35:40 V12 AG2 engines from Rolls-Royce, each of which is able to generate an electrical output of 5,650 kW and a thermal output of 6,545 kW. They achieve an efficiency level of more than 96 per cent. The electric power is used primarily for the greenhouse lamps and, if required, is fed into the public grid. The greenhouse, which extends over an area of 10.2 hectares, is heated using the heat extracted from the exhaust gas and the engine’s cooling system. The cleaned exhaust gases from the engines are also injected into the greenhouses to increase the level of CO2 and boost plant growth. John Vermeiren expects to achieve an annual production of 7.5 million kilogrammes of tomatoes at the Maxburg greenhouse.
Rolls-Royce has delivered the complete CHP plants, consisting of the power generator sets, the exhaust gas systems, including the SCR systems and the heat exchangers. The electronic control systems are also included in the scope of supply. Operator John Vermeiren and Rolls-Royce have concluded a long-term service agreement for the combined heat and power plants covering approximately 4,500 hours of operation per year over the next 10 years.
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Rolls-Royce will be showcasing medium-speed and
MTU Onsite Energy high-speed power generation products on Stand S2 D30 at the
Middle East Electricity trade fair taking place in Dubai between 14 and 16
– Rolls-Royce will be showcasing medium-speed and MTU Onsite Energy high-speed
power generation products on Stand S2 D30 at the Middle East Electricity trade
fair taking place in Dubai between 14 and 16 February 2017. The product range
comprises a variety of power generation solutions delivering between 24 and
9,400 kWe and covering a wide range of applications and fuel types. The brand
MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
As of autumn
2017, MTU Onsite Energy will be offering a diesel genset with a 10% higher
output based on the 20-cylinder Series 4000 engine. The higher output of 3,730
kVA for emergency power applications and 3,390 kVA for prime power is available
at temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius. The genset has a very high power density
and thus a space-saving design, since the engine’s dimensions are identical to
those of the predecessor model with a higher output.
sets up to 3,400 kVA and gas engine systems up to 2,500 kW will be presented
under the MTU Onsite Energy brand. A 12V 4000 diesel genset will be on display
and a model of a 18V 2000 diesel genset, equipped with common rail technology
and deliving an output of up to 1,400 kVA. A model of a 16V 4000 container
genset, will also be exhibited as gas and diesel versions.
Energy's decentralised gas and diesel engine systems are used in continuous
operation scenarios, for peak generation and emergency power applications. They
play mission-critical roles in environments such as airports, hospitals and data
centres. Whether standard products or custom-built, MTU Onsite Energy systems
offer superb reliability and flexibility combined with low lifecycle costs.
Rolls-Royce will be presenting a medium-speed gas engine model from its
B35:40 series which incorporates engines with a range from 3.7 to 9.4 MW. The
generator systems benefit from robust design and above average electrical
efficiency of up to 48.5 per cent. Applications include base load power
generation, grid balancing and peak load supply, combined heat and power and
combined heating, cooling and power plants, emergency power and mechanical
drive systems for the oil and gas industry.
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