Weir Oil & Gas has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce Power Systems company, MTU, to develop power systems specifically engineered for hydraulic fracturing. This agreement was announced at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, and the fully integrated power system is expected to be available to customers in mid-2015.

The system will be used for hydraulic fracturing operations during the well completion stage of shale oil and gas projects.

A team of engineers is concentrating on optimizing the interface of the three most critical components—the engine, transmission, and fracturing pump—to truly work as one system. Also, the complete packaged power system will utilize smart controls, which are designed to provide conditioned monitoring and optimized performance for the operator.

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Weir is a manufacturer of hydraulic fracturing pumps, while MTU works with heavy-duty industrial diesel engines.