MTU Maintenance, which describes itself as “the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance services for LM series industrial gas turbines”, has extended its exclusive contract with Sahacogen (Chonburi) Public Company Limited for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the three LM6000PC gas turbines in its combined cycle plant.

The long-term service agreement is valued at over 35 million US dollars 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 based in Chonburi, eastern Thailand. The company’s combined cycle plant generates 174 MWe and 81 tons/h of steam for the local Saha Group Industrial Park, with natural gas as main fuel.

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.