MAN sells gas turbine business
By Jack Burke21 June 2023
Decision part of decarbonization strategy
As part of its strategic focus on decarbonization, MAN Energy Solutions said it is selling its gas turbine business to China’s CSIC Longjiang GH Gas Turbine Co Ltd (GHGT).
MAN Energy Solutions had already taken the decision to separate from the product area as part of its “Performance 2023” program, which was launched in 2020. The sale of the gas turbine business is a logical next step on the road to transformation into a solution provider for sustainable energy supply, the company said.
MAN Energy Solutions has produced and serviced MGT gas turbines of up to 8 MW in size at its sites in Oberhausen and Zurich for use as mechanical drives or for power generation. This product area is now no longer central to the company’s growth strategy. The sale includes a five-year site guarantee in Oberhausen and Zurich, thus ensuring not only the further development of the gas turbine series but also the preservation of the jobs in Oberhausen and Zurich under new ownership. Existing customers of MAN Energy Solutions will continue to be served by their existing contacts beyond the sale.
The gas turbine business currently has approximately 80 employees in Oberhausen as well as approximately 20 employees in the maintenance of installed turbines at MAN PrimeServ in Zurich. The sale will have no effect on the other employees at the MAN Energy Solutions sites in Oberhausen (around 1,600) and Zurich (around 800) or on the other products and solutions manufactured there.
The transaction is subject to receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and fulfillment of other closing conditions. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
GHGT develops small and medium-sized gas turbines in a 5 to 50 MW range as well as high-performance and combustion technologies. The company is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and is headquartered in Harbin (China). More than 700 employees work globally in research & development, production, and service along the gas turbines’ product life cycle. GHGT’s gas turbines are used for power generation, mechanical drive, and offshore engineering. In addition, the company researches advanced technologies such as Low NOx, hydrogen and ammonia combustion.