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MHPS combines thermal power plant businesses

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd (MHPS), a leading thermal power plant constructor, combines the business operations subsidiaries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) area to create an integrated unit with an extensive competence in all thermal power generating fields.

The head of the company and new CEO will be Oliver Klitzke. The 53 year-old engineer was appointed as CEO on 1 August. He brings to MHPS Group a wealth of past experience, gained in senior roles within the power systems sector both in EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

"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." This is Klitzke's core belief.

The company will continue the thermal power plant business (principally in gas and coal-fired technology) and will also have a stronger offering to customers in energy plant construction brought about by additional products, leaner structures and more efficient project management. Some 2000 staff are employed in MHPS-EU companies in EMEA area.

Klitzke is confident in his approach to the task and indicated: "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."

Klitzke added that MHPS-EU in EMEA area has excellent business references, a highly motivated workforce and as a regionally aligned and European-managed company would support its customers in Europe's changing energy landscape while exploring new opportunities in more developing energy markets in Eastern Europe and North Africa. He said: "The EMEA unit is an important mainstay in achieving our aim of becoming No. 1 globally in the construction of thermal power plants."

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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