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Standby diesel generator engines

Standby diesel generator engines

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Power where and when it counts

A standby engine is a safeguard. It’s there to relieve pressure, to keep things in motion when everything else fails. Thus, it can be one the most important investments you’re ever going to make. Volvo Penta standby engines will provide you with reliability and peace of mind, allowing you to focus fully on other parts of your business.

Unmatched load acceptance

With Volvo Penta standby engines, you have access to the full power output the second the machine start. In an emergency situation, the rigorously tried and tested Volvo Penta engines excel in their ability to immediately start and instantly deliver the sufficient load acceptance, fulfilling the G3 demands on all power nodes according to ISO8528-5.

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Proven Reliability

Volvo Penta’s engines have been meticulously tested, under the harshest of conditions, to ensure their dependability, no matter the demands. The robust design facilitates installation and maintenance, further increasing your peace of mind. All our power generation engines have been produced using the highest quality standards, ensuring stable, trusted power for when it really counts.

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Simple Tier 4 Final Solution

Volvo Penta’s Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engines use SCR to meet the increased legislative demands of industrial engines. Not only are the emission regulations met, but this technology pairs with a light EGR system to offer a wide range of benefits. Apart from lowered nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, this solution means less maintenance and upkeep for customers, as well as better productivity and uptime and lower costs. Diesel fuel efficiency is also improved.

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Saving both time and expenses

Your standby set-up with a Volvo Penta engine should demand as little as possible in terms of installation, care, and maintenance. To this end, benefits such as the 1,000-hour oil change intervals, the optimized engine architecture and the global aftermarket service and support availability will add extra convenience as well as cost savings to your operation.

Simple installation

Volvo Penta offers standby power engines that comply with emission legislation steps Stage II to Stage V. No matter the emission stage, Volvo Penta engines share a common platform, with the same engine footprint. This means that, apart from spare part commonality, you also benefit from global installation commonality. As the engine is delivered in one piece, the transport is made easier, and no multiple installation steps are necessary.

Global Service and Support

Volvo Penta offers customer the support of more than 900 dealers in more than 130 markets as well as close cooperation with other Volvo Group companies. This translates into a truly global dealer network, characterized by local expertise. Paired with the world-class parts distribution network and the Volvo Penta Action Service 24/7 support in 28 different languages, this means that we always stand prepared to assist you, whatever your needs.


“A breakdown could lead to a catastrophic situation”

In Beirut, Lebanon blackout and outages make the need of gensets and extra power vital. Many gensets are powered by Volvo Penta engines.

A Selection of our Power Generation Engines

D5 - EU Stage IIIA/Epa Tier 3
  • 86–101 
  • 84–90 
  • 4.7 
D7 - EU Stage IIIA/Epa Tier 3
  • 131–250 
  • 146–252 
  • 7.2 
D8 - EU Stage V
  • 150–250 
  • 175–254 
  • 7.7 
D13 - EU Stage V
  • 302–401 
  • 318–412 
  • 12.8 
Volvo Penta TWD1683GE
D16 - EU Stage V
  • 660 
  • 700 
  • 16.1 

Power Generation Engine Benefits

A Powerful Partnership

Our comprehensive solutions are always built around your business and its needs. As an independent supplier, we strive to build partnerships that benefit every part of your operation, supporting you all the way, throughout the lifetime of the machines or engines.

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Performance and Uptime

For power generation set-ups, continuous uptime can mean the difference between life and death. Our engines are designed with reliability and dependability at their core, safeguarding the needs of your operation.

Performance and Uptime
Emission Technology

Volvo Penta’s work with sustainability is a continuous endeavor that, among many things, mean that we offer engines that comply with every regional demand, from Stage/Tier II to Stage V.

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