Volvo now offers a powerful 16-L diesel engine for power-generation applications. The new TWD1663GE is rated at 685 kWm and features Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to comply with the stringent US EPA and CARB Tier 4i emission limits.
“The TWD1663GE has been developed to be a prime and standby power product in the 550-625 kWe ranges,” said Phil Gaynor, head of Volvo Penta's Industrial Engine Business in North America. “This power node allows us to expand our top of the line 16L product range into the rapidly growing prime power market, where single-, twin- and triple-generator systems are becoming very popular. This product has mainly been developed for power generation applications for OEM's on the North American market."
The TWD1663GE utilizes Volvo’s SCR technology. This technology is successfully in use on Volvo engines for off-road applications as well as for Volvo and Mack trucks. SCR requires no downtime for regeneration or decreased service intervals compared with current Volvo engine program.
“The Volvo Penta TWD1663GE is the most powerful engine in our GE-product range” said Hans Mathiasson, product management department at Volvo Penta “It offers an impressive power density and impressive load acceptance with the two-stage turbo charger. Furthermore, it provides excellent fuel efficiency. With the advantage of SCR, we are able to retain all the efficiency without adding larger cooling packages or reducing kilowatt output levels.”
Volvo Penta, www.volvopenta.com