MTU maintenance renews LM6000 contract with Thai firm

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MTU Maintenance has extended its exclusive contract with Sahacogen (Chonburi) Public Company Limited for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its three LM6000PC gas turbines. The long-term service agreement is valued at over $35 million and runs until the end of 2023. It is the second extension the parties have signed in thirteen years.The contract will cover both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events, and MTU Maintenance will provide on-site services.

Founded in 1996, Sahacogen is a small power producer based in Chonburi, eastern Thailand. The company runs a combined-cycle power plant that generates 174 megawatts of electricity and 81 tons of steam per hour for the local Saha Group Industrial Park. Natural gas is the main fuel used. In 2002, Sahacogen was the first customer for which MTU Maintenance performed a LM6000 hot section exchange on-site. After this success, a long-term service agreement was signed.


MTU Maintenance has been in the MRO business for industrial gas turbines for over 35 years and performed over 1,200 IGT shop visits. Services are carried out at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, a licensed level IV depot for all types of GE LM2500, LM2500+, LM5000 and LM6000 gas turbines. The facility has 47 licenses for LM series subtypes, the largest and widest range in the independent sector. Additionally, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg has test cells, in which LM2500 and LM6000 turbine tests can be performed under actual operating conditions. MTU Maintenance’s team performs the majority of repair and overhaul work in-house for its over 150 IGT customers worldwide.