Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has integrated its business operations subsidiaries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) area, to form a combined unit with an extensive competence in all thermal power generating fields.

Oliver Klitzke has been appointed as the chief executive office of the company.

MHPS said:  “The Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe London and Duisburg teams will in future operate as a single entity, MHPS-EU. Combined, they can support their customers with comprehensive know-how within the thermal power generation fields.”

Nearly 2,000 employees work for MHPS-EU companies in the region.

The company said that it will continue operations in the thermal power plant business, with improved offerings to customers in energy plant construction.

Klitzke is confident in his approach to the task. "We can meet a wide variety of customer requirements from small-scale to large scale gas turbines, construction and after-sales service, delivering truly state-of-the-art utility power plants. This is the great strength we have in the MHPS Group.”

“Additionally, the wide plant range installed by our predecessor companies will also enable us to provide our customers with any required rehabilitations or efficiency hikes – whether technology or commercially based.”

According to Klitzke, the integration process is part of the global corporate strategy of parent Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.

MHPS-EU services include the design, construction, startup and service of gas, coal and industrial power plants.

It will also deliver key components such as utility steam generators, turbines and environmental technology systems.

Klitzke added that MHPS-EU in EMEA area would support its customers in Europe's changing energy landscape while looking for new opportunities in more developing energy markets in Eastern Europe and North Africa.  

"The EMEA unit is an important mainstay in achieving our aim of becoming No. 1 globally in the construction of thermal power plants."

In August 2015, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems (MHI-MS) and Hitachi Plant Construction (HPC) agreed to integrate the precipitator businesses of MHI-MS and HPC and launch a new MHPS group company, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Environmental Solutions (MHPS-ES).