At the Middle East Electricity exhibition in March, Volvo Penta will reveal its first Stage V-compliant mobile genset engine, the D16.
Leading engine and power systems manufacturer Volvo Penta will continue its Stage V story at the upcoming Middle East Electricity exhibition – held 5-7th March at the Dubai World Trade Center – with the unveiling of its first Stage V engine for mobile gensets, the D16.
The D16 is the first in the Volvo Penta range of Stage V engines for mobile gensets, which the manufacturer plans to launch in the near future.
“The D16 is just tip of the iceberg,” says Kristian Vekas, product manager for genset engines at Volvo Penta. “We are currently working on a full range of Stage V-compliant engines for mobile gensets, among various other new products. Each model can be optimized to fit our customers’ unique products and operations, promising to add value to their genset businesses.”
A strong start
The flagship D16 is a premium dual speed engine, switchable between 1,500 rpm (50 Hz) and 1,800 rpm (60 Hz) and delivering 570 kWm and 596 kWm respectively.
It meets the CARB/EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V requirements for engines above 560kW with the same hardware and software, as well as being EU RoHS2 compliant.
Together, the dual speed and combined certificate features make warehouse management easier for genset OEM customers.
“In the new Volvo Penta Stage V D16 engine for mobile gensets, customers have a simple and cost-effective solution that is based on proven and mature concepts already existing today across the Volvo Group,” adds Vekas. “We have listened closely to customers and developed an engine that will meet their needs today and in the future.”
Simple yet advanced
Another benefit of the D16 is that it employs an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) solution only, with no need for a DPF (diesel particulate filter) or EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system. This advanced emissions control solution cuts down on the number of components needed, which makes the D16 a neat and compact engine with lower maintenance requirements.
By removing the need for EGR, the engine also delivers around 3% better fuel economy, compared to Stage IIIa, because all the fuel burned by the engine is used to generate power in the drive shaft.
The lower maintenance requirements and lower fuel consumption combine to deliver improved total cost of ownership.
In addition, the Stage V D16 can be fitted into existing gensets to meet new emission legislation with minimal installation changes.
A trusted, independent supplier
As well as launching the Stage V D16, Volvo Penta will use the Middle East Electricity exhibition to reinforce its commitment to the genset market and help customers achieve their business goals under the theme ‘Power of Independence’.
“Being an independent supplier allows us to support our customers all the way, from the design stage to installation and aftermarket service through our worldwide network of Volvo Penta dealers,” says Giorgio Paris, head of the industrial segment at Volvo Penta.
“Crucially, we don’t build gensets. We are a partner to OEMs, not a competitor. Our job is to build and service engines to optimize their designs and ensure their business success, no matter the application. Launching the new D16, our first model in Volvo Penta’s range of Stage V engines for mobile gensets is living proof of that.”
Volvo Penta experts will be on hand at Stand S2.E39 during Middle East Electricity to discuss the benefits of the new Stage V D16 engine, as well as discuss the current power generation engine range.
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