Rolls-Royce has officially opened a new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center at its mtu Aiken campus in South Carolina, USA. Dr. Jörg Stratmann, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, described the new facility as “a main pillar for serving Rolls-Royce customers in the Americas.”

The centre, encompassing 69,000 sq. ft. (6,400 sqm), is a result of a low double-digit million dollar investment.

It aims to consolidate previously outsourced workshop and warehouse operations and expand services for the remanufacturing and overhaul of mtu Series 2000, Series 4000, and Detroit Diesel 2-Cycle engines and components. The facility is also set to provide internal and external rework services, targeting the remanufacture of 20,000 parts per year to improve spare part availability and customer support.

Dr. Stratmann outlined the comprehensive nature of the services offered, stating, “Service is not just maintenance and repair, but also upgrades, remanufacturing, and digital services for predictive maintenance. Our customers trust us, and we want to fulfil this trust throughout the product lifecycle and into the next. To achieve this, excellent service is essential.”

Furthermore, the centre is presented as aligning with Rolls-Royce’s sustainability approach. Remanufacturing is highlighted for its lifecycle benefits, including the potential to return equipment to like-new condition, thereby potentially reducing acquisition, maintenance, and operation costs, and promoting a circular economy through the reuse of existing equipment and components.

Dr. Stratmann also noted the environmental benefits, stating, “Remanufacturing is yet another part of our energy transition and sustainability story. With engines approved to run on sustainable fuels, we are significantly reducing emissions, and with remanufacturing, we can get a second, third or even fourth lifetime from basically the same raw materials. It’s a total story of emissions and consumption reduction.”

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FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF
1 day ago

Presume BAE will utilize this facility to refurbish MTU units during extended maintenance periods for selective RN and USN vessels. Would Babcock also choose this iption?

Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke
1 day ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

I think this targets the Americas?

There is MTU build and overhaul in Europe and I think, but may be wrong, UK already.

ABCRodney
ABCRodney
1 day ago

RR Power solutions at East Grinstead but still also has a big MTU badge as well.

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF
22 hours ago

👍

ABCRodney
ABCRodney
1 day ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

Hi M8 Its just for the North American market and it’s a very logical move by RR Power Solutions. I know I’m slightly biased (shares / pension) but the acquisition by RR of MTU, was a simply brilliant and logical bit of business acumen MTU are pretty well the No1 Naval DG set in the Western World for Surface and Submarine use (except for France). And now that their DG sets are proving rather popular with USN and RCN it makes perfect sense. RR Marine GT engines are making significant inroads in the Western Naval GT market and the most… Read more »

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF
21 hours ago
Reply to  ABCRodney

Thanks for explanation. 👍😊 Management at both BAES and RR do not make many unforced errors, hence both are thriving multinationals.

Sorry, unfamiliar w/ MT acronym (possibly marine turbine)? 🤔

Fish and chips enjoyed some popularity in the colonies in years past, w/ chain names you might recognize from trade or literature (Arthur Treacher”s F&C, Long John Silver’s F&C). Popularity of chains has waned, but many restaurants still retain fish and chips as a menu item. Would guess that (cheese)burger, French fries (chips) and milkshake or pizza and beer might be considered iconic American fare. 🤔

ABCRodney
ABCRodney
3 hours ago
Reply to  FormerUSAF

Yep MT is Marine Turbine and as for pairing it’s interesting to see what happens when it goes wrong.
LCS1 RR MT30 paired with French designed (Colt built) SEMT Pielstick Diesel Engines and German Renk Transmission. Plus Italian Isotta-Fraschini Diesel Generators.
What could possible go wrong.

So Battered COD, Snails, Lasagne and Bratwurst all on the same plate 🤮

Conversely LCS2 has US LM2500 with MTU Diesels works rather well together. Bacon and Eggs 😀

Spookily Congress is now so risk averse the Constelation Class CODLAG system has to be shore tested before they order more.

FormerUSAF
FormerUSAF
2 minutes ago
Reply to  ABCRodney

Indeed, in the vein of ‘fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.’ Lesson inculcated from experience w/ not only LCS1, but also original propulsion system of the Daring class. However, on occasion, previous performance of a contractor carries the day. Have not read one word criticizing selection of RR to reengine BUFFs, including aircrew and maintenance personnel.

Yes
Yes
20 hours ago

Ukrainian conflict is going fine for the us