MTU to Feature New Electric Drilling Package at Permian Basin International Oil Show in October

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Powered by the MTU Series 4000 G73 engine, the new MTU Electric Drilling Package (EDP) combines industry-leading reliability with fuel economy and extended maintenance intervals in one factory-assembled package. The EDP will be featured at the Permian Basin International Oil Show in Odessa, Texas, October 19-21, 2010.

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These packages are based on decades of experience in oil and gas applications and have been designed to operate reliably anywhere in the world.

The Tognum Group subsidiary, MTU, a global leader in power and propulsion systems, will feature its new Electric Drilling Package (EDP) during the Permian Basin International Oil Show in Odessa, Texas, October 19-21, 2010. The EDP has been specifically designed to meet the high power, low fuel consumption demands of drill rig operations in one complete solution that is rugged enough to withstand the rigors of the oil field. MTU will occupy booths OS260-262 and OS 271-272 at the show.

As the featured product, each self-contained Electric Drilling Package consists of a diesel engine, generator, radiator and control panel mounted on a rigid base frame. The generator is powered by an MTU 12V 4000 G73 engine, capable of producing 1,105 kW (1,482 bhp) plus 10% overload capability at 1200 rpm. The second-generation common rail fuel injection from the Tognum subsidiary L’Orange offers greater precision and superior fuel economy. It has been specifically designed for the oil and gas market and is perfectly adapted for high run times and harsh operating environments.

“The Electric Drilling Package is an important addition to MTU’s already strong portfolio of engine offerings for the oil & gas market,” says David Oliphant, Director of Oil & Gas Sales and Sales Engineering for MTU Detroit Diesel. “These packages are based on decades of experience in oil and gas applications and have been designed to operate reliably anywhere in the world.”

Most modern drilling rigs will use three or more EDPs to provide all of the rig’s power needs – from the mud pump, drill table and top drive to the lights, heating and air conditioning. For rigs with a high power load, multiple EDPs will operate in parallel to generate enough power for the peak load demand while also offering the flexibility to take one or more units offline for maintenance or in times of lesser demand.

Also on display in the MTU booth will be the MTU Series 1600 engine and the Series 1300 engine. The Series 60 engine, a workhorse in oil & gas applications, will also be featured.

Stewart & Stevenson (S&S), MTU’s long-time distribution partner, will be displaying several MTU-powered products in its booth (OS 307-309) at the show including a Series 60-powered generator and mud pump. In addition, S&S will be displaying a fracturing trailer, incorporating the MTU Series 4000 T94 engine. The 12V 4000 T94 is the only engine that will be Tier 4i certified in the start of 2011 at 2,250 and 2,500 horsepower. This new engine will also provide improved fuel economy over Tier 2 models as well as peak torque from 1200 rpm through rated speed and altitude performance to 13,000 feet prior to any derate. This frac unit will go into field testing later this fall. MTU will start delivery of the 12V 4000 T94 engine in April 2011.

About MTU

MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is the North American regional headquarters of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, one of the world’s most important providers of diesel engines and drive and propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty land and rail vehicles, and distributed energy. It offers a complete line of power solutions from 30 to 12,200 bhp (20 to 9,100 kW) for applications in the marine, rail, power generation, oil and gas, agriculture, mining, construction and industrial, and defense markets. MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is the sales and after-sales organization of the Tognum Group in North America.

About Tognum

With its two business units, Engines and Onsite Energy & Components, the Tognum Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW, stationary fuel cells up to 345 kW and gas turbines up to 45,000 kW.

The product portfolio of the Engines business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the Onsite Energy & Components business unit includes distributed energy systems of the brand MTU Onsite Energy and fuel-injection systems from L’Orange. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency standby power, prime power and continuous power, as well as cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both power and heat.

In 2009, Tognum generated revenue of €2.5 billion and employs more than 8,700 people. Tognum has a global manufacturing, distribution and service structure with 25 fully consolidated companies, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorized dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. The shares of Tognum AG have been stock-exchange listed since 2007 and are included in the MDAX.


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