Marine Gensets Features

Features & benefits

Power that won't quit

Selecting Volvo Penta Marine Gensets for your onboard electrical power generation means prioritizing high reliability and fuel efficiency. Not only do our engines meet all the performance needs from classification societies and demanding operators or OEMs, they also come with a wide range of services to optimize your investment, thanks to Volvo Penta’s global service dealer network.

Ready for installation

Complete and tested – ready for installation

All Volvo Penta Marine Gensets are delivered complete and tested – ready for installation. In the Volvo Penta test facility, the gensets are thoroughly tested under the same conditions they will face on board your vessel. Every single power unit goes through a comprehensive testing program that includes load acceptance and auto-start in addition to test running and class approval.

Monitoring Systems


The Volvo Penta control and monitoring system is based on the Modbus protocol and equipped with a large number of hardwire contacts. This enables fast and safe integration with most switchboards and power management systems available on the market. The monitoring system and its range of functions – e.g. auto-start, shut-down and alarms – comply with all international standards.


High load acceptance

With Volvo Penta Marine Gensets, you have access to the full power output the second you start up the engines. Thanks to the high low-end torque, they immediately respond to any given load and deliver the power needed. 


The MCC electronic platform is the powerful interface for managing, for instance, multiple installations and efficient load sharing. Open CAN Interface, gives you the engine delivered without a control system. Different options with or without shutdown senders and switches are available.


The Volvo Penta marine gensets are available with a wide range of cooling options – Heat Exchanger, Keel, Radiator or Central Cooling.

Easy service

Compact yet easy to service

The basis for the Volvo Penta Gensets is the smooth running and reliable marine diesel engines. Compact in design, they occupy less space in the engine room, and their good accessibility – with easily accessible service points – makes service and maintenance easy. Most engines support the use of computerized diagnostics tools which facilitate fault-tracing.

Multiple installations


Volvo Penta engines and complete marine gensets are used frequently in diesel-electric operations. Compact and easy to install, in multi-engine combinations they can be used step-by-step to optimize engine load in upstream and downstream operations. This will help keep fuel consumption and engine running hours – and the total cost of ownership – at the lowest possible levels.

Investment expertise


Through long-lasting cooperation with operators, designers, manufacturers and classification societies, we know your industry. But we also know that you want to get the best out of cutting-edge technology, drive a profitable operation and meet environmental demands. And should you need a cost of ownership calculation, our dealers will assist you to get the most out of your investment.

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