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MTU Engines Chosen For Venezuelan Drill Rigs

Posted on November 21, 2013

MTU Series 4000 diesel engines have been chosen by a major South American oil & gas company to power 12 new drill rigs, the company announced. PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company, will use a total of 35 Tier 2-compliant MTU 12V 4000 G43 engines on the customized rigs, which were assembled by four Chinese manufacturers.

“Customers in emerging markets such as Venezuela face many of the same business challenges that are prevalent in other parts of the world,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, chief sales officer at MTU's parent company Tognum. “We constantly strive to produce the best products and provide the best service to our customers so they can overcome those challenges, regardless of their business environment.”

First developed in 1996, the Series 4000 engines include 12- and 16-cylinder configurations for the oil and gas industry and incorporate common rail fuel injection and integrated cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).