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MTU South Africa (PTY) Ltd, supplier of engines, complete propulsion and power systems in southern Africa has been awarded the Maintenance and Repair Contract (MARC) by Russo-Balt Belaz


The company is operating in South Africa, for their five 220 tonnes trucks currently in use by TAU Mining Consultants at Sishen Iron Ore Mine, Northern Cape.

MTU SA will be responsible for the full maintenance and repair of all the company’s equipment at the mine. This encompasses the delivery of five Belaz’s haul trucks of 220 tonnes capacity, powered by MTU 16V 4000 engines to TAU Mining to be used in a contract at Sishen Iron Ore Mine.

Since 2007, the Tognum Group has delivered engines as well as service features to Belaz. Belaz plant has developed over 500 dump trucks models of playload capacity from 30 to 360 tonnes and produced over 130 thousand dump truck units delivered in more than 70 countries worldwide within 65 years.


Annual production

Annual production of the plant is more than 2000 units of different kind of equipment. “MTU SA has demonstrated its ability to achieving high availability rate and quality of service with the engines. We hope that our partnership with MTU will even be more strengthened”, says Russo-Balt Belaz CEO Dmitry Venchik.

Being one of the first mines in the world involved in the development of the Series 4000 engine into solid and robust power unit for tough mining conditions, Sishen Mine is Kumba’s flagship operation and one of the largest open-pit iron ore mines in the world.

“We have advanced maintenance programs performed under MARC contracts. We work closely together with our customers to continuously enhance the performance of critical engine components and to improve on our service,” says Willem du Preez, Senior Manager Mining of MTU SA.

MTU SA supplies diesel engines under a brand name that delivers quality, reliability, dependability, design adequacy, excellent fuel consumption and low life cycle costs. Responsible for sales and support of MTU diesel engines, MTU South Africa focuses on products in Power Generation, Mining, Marine, Construction, Rail and Defense applications in the Sub-Saharan region.