GE to Provide Diesel Engines for PSVs

Thursday, September 28, 2006
GE Transportation’s marine business announced it will supply IML Motori S.p.A., Lomagna, Italy, with four medium-speed diesel engines. GE reported today at the SMM Conference that the engines will be used to power two UT755 L-type platform supply vessels being built by Rossetti Marino, Ravenna, Italy. Over the past several years, GE has dedicated significant resources to greatly expand its distribution worldwide network. Currently 34 authorized service and distribution centers are located in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. These partnerships offer customers easy and timely access to GE parts and service capabilities. For the IML Motori project, the four 7FDM, 16 cylinder diesel engines equipped with GE’s Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system will offer a continuous rating of 2,790 kilowatts each at 955 rpm. The engines carry key environmental certifications including MARPOL, and are configured to operate in compliance with Engine International Air Pollution Prevention certification. The engines will be built at GE’s state-of-the-art Grove City, Pa. manufacturing facility. GE will deliver the two ship sets to the shipyard in January and April 2007. The vessels are slated to begin operation in mid-2007, and in late 2007/early 2008, respectively.

The GE 7FDM engine models are available in 8, 12 and 16 cylinder configurations, for power ranges from 1,400 bhp/1,004 kW to 4,500 bhp/3,355 kW. These four-stroke, turbo-charged and after-cooled medium-speed diesels are designed for the most demanding applications. A high-capacity turbocharger, efficient combustion system and an EFI system driven by GE’s Powerstar™ controller, are integrated into GE’s marine and stationary power diesel engines to offer superior fuel and lube oil efficiency, while meeting strict emissions levels.

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