MTU engines achieving high efficiency at 5500 m Jiama copper mine in

first_imgRolls-Royce is showcasing its full range of MTU power systems at bauma China, the construction machinery, material, vehicles and equipment show being held in Shanghai from 27 to 30 November. On display are cutting-edge engines under the MTU brand. These include MTU engines Series 1100 and 1300 and MTU Series 2000 and Series 4000, all designed to meet stringent global emission standards.The company also referred to the use of its “world-leading, high speed diesel engines under the MTU brand” at the Jiama mine in Tibet, China’s largest copper mine and the world’s highest altitude open pit mine (up to 5,500m above sea level). Trucks equipped with robust 16V 2000C66 MTU engines “provide almost round-the-clock productivity as they haul heavy payloads with best in class cycle times, running in extreme temperatures, harsh conditions and a low-oxygen environment.”Kraeft continued, “Trials have also shown that MTU engines continue to perform at mining altitudes reaching 5,500 m. As ordinary diesel engines deteriorate above 3,000m, this is an exciting showcase of the superiority of MTU engine technology.”In addition, the establishment of MTU Yuchai Power based in Yulin City in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) focuses on building MTU’s highly successful Series 4000 engines, which are designed for use in the oil and gas and power generation industries. The company, which has a capacity to produce 1,500 engines per year, rolled out its first engine in April this year and is now already in serial production.Rolls-Royce Power Systems Greater China President Tobias Ostermaier said: “The growth in China has been nothing short of spectacular, and initiatives such as the Belt and Road strategy adopted by the Chinese government are bringing about a transformation in the economic, industrial and infrastructure development landscape. We are pleased to be able to play a contributing role by introducing our world-leading capabilities in building diesel and gas engines as the country continues to drive towards success. With our new China organization, our commitment to invest further in people and infrastructure in China and our strong intention to build local partnerships shows we are here to contribute to key development projects across the country.”last_img read more