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Thursday, November 19, 2020 

Volvo Penta is introducing a series of product and services aimed at delivering new benefits to the marine commercial market, including a new D16 IMO Tier III package, as well as D8 and D13 solutions that meet EU Stage V marine emissions for Inland Waterways, as part of Volvo Penta’s investment in sustainable solutions to significantly reduce emissions.

As well as working on new technology that meet emissions standards, Volvo Penta is introducing an all-new D16 engine range. The new D16 engine is available in packages for marine gensets as well as IMO Tier III compliance. The upgraded six-cylinder D16 engine has increased power up to 850hp for Heavy Duty operations and 750hp for Continuous Duty operations. High torque at low revs enables a high load capacity. Volvo Penta has managed to combine this extra power and torque with improved fuel economy – savings depend on the chosen configuration and application. The upgraded D16 is  available in versions meeting US EPA Tier III and China 2 standards as well as IMO Tier III.

Henrik Strid, design engineer, said: “Over 140,000 D16 units have already been produced for a wide range of applications within companies in the Volvo Group, in trucks as well as construction equipment. And many of them have been delivered to Volvo Penta customers. This vast experience has, of course, been a huge advantage in the development of this version – which has been reinforced, adapted and optimised for rough marine environments.”

In June 2021 Volvo Penta will release a four engine D13 range with increased performance and durability, for lower cost of ownership.

“The stronger base engine and tougher internals mean that they are more durable, earning them an increase in their individual ratings,” said Björn Rönnvall, Product Manager. All engines in the family are now type approved.

Marine commercial customers can now gain access to Volvo Penta technology through its Easy Connect App. This offers increased capability for service and support and increased productivity. Easy Connect turns a smart device into a portable dashboard, with data that can be accessed from multiple devices through a cloud-based service – for use by operators, fleet owners, and the service dealer.

“The important thing for us,” said CTO Peter Granqvist, “is to keep delivering and performing with the best of today’s propulsion and power solutions for all customer segments. Working closely with customers and partners, we are continually enhancing the offer to marine professionals, while at the same time continuing our journey towards greater sustainability.”

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