Rolls-Royce has announced one of the biggest deals in its history to remanufacture around 400 MTU PowerPacks for Transdev Group, the largest private local transport operator in the German rail and bus network. The deal runs from 2017 to 2021. “The remanufactured PowerPacks are not just more affordable than new ones,” said Denise Kurtulus, director of sales services at MTU. “The ability to get fast delivery of exchange PowerPacks also means we can keep our customers’ vehicle down time extremely low.”
After the reman process, MTU said the PowerPacks are in an as-new condition, capable of 18,000 hours (approximately720,000 km) of operation. For some series, MTU is able to provide exchange PowerPacks (so-called swing units) before the drive systems are removed, thereby enabling the railcars to go back into service more quickly. Transdev uses the MTU Series 183 and 1800 PowerPacks in its Alstom Lint and Bombardier Talent vehicles.