Rolls-Royce in £75M ($113M) deal to power up South African trains with 232 MTU Series 4000 engines

The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (Source: Getty)

Rolls-Royce has signed a €100m (£75m) contract to deliver 232 MTU Series 4000 engines to a subsidiary of Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian in South Africa.

The engines, which are the most powerful MTU locomotives currently operating with an output of 3,300 kilowatts each, are to be installed in new freight locomotives for South African operator Transnet Freight Rail.

CNR is scheduled to receive the engines between 2015 and 2017. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, which is headquartered in Germany and sits within the land and sea division of Rolls-Royce.

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