Rolls-Royce is to supply additional MTU PowerPacks to Hitachi Rail Europe, and will assume responsibility for their maintenance from 2017. The length of the maintenance contract runs for the 27.5-year lifetime of Hitachi’s service and maintenance contract for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
MTU, a division of Rolls-Royce, has signed a contract with Hitachi Rail Europe to supply additional PowerPack engines for the UK’s Class 800 and 801 IEP fleets. MTU was awarded a contract to supply 250 PowerPacks for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) during InnoTrans 2012. Four years later, the two companies have added around 80 extra units to that order. The additional engines are required for the Class 801 units which were converted from electric to bi-mode trains as a result of delays with the Great Western electrification scheme.