Ludwigsfelde, Germany – MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg has inked a seven-year contract with Sahacogen in Thailand for the maintenance of two LM6000 gas turbines operated by the listed, independent power company. With Sahacogen, the Ludwigsfelde-based engine shop added a second Thai power producer to its list of long-term customers last year, after it had concluded a similar contract with Rojana Power earlier in 2004.

MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg is the IGT Center of Excellence of MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. It repairs and overhauls General Electric LM2500, LM2500+, LM5000 und LM6000 series gas turbines.

MTU Aero Engines ranks among the major players in the aircraft engine industry. It operates affiliates worldwide. In fiscal 2003, it had a payroll of about 8,000 and €1.9 billion in sales. It is the world’s largest provider of independent commercial engine services. In the military arena, it is the country’s lead company in practically all aircraft engine programs pursued by the Bundeswehr.