Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 5, 2010
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has received a statement of compliance from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certifying the QSK60 HPI auxiliary engine to IMO Tier II emissions standards. The 60-liter, V-16 cylinder engine joins a full line-up of IMO Tier II compliant propulsion and auxiliary engines from 78 – 1925 kW (104 – 2547 HP) available from Cummins.
The QSK60 features the proven Cummins High Pressure Injection (HPI) electronic fuel system and the same lubrication, cooling, air handling and exhaust systems as the IMO Tier I product. Further, the engine shares similar hardware with its predecessor including engine mounts, vessel connections and optional equipment, simplifying vessel installation and repowers. While hardware and technology remain unchanged, a minor calibration change allowed for emissions reduction without significantly impacting fuel consumption.
Two ratings will be available for auxiliary and generating set applications, 1563 kW (2095 HP) @ 1500 RPM and 1900 kW (2547 HP) @ 1800 RPM, making this product a good choice for diesel electric vessels operating globally. In addition, marine society approvals are available from major classification societies worldwide. Production will begin in Q3 2010 at the Daventry Engine Plant in Daventry, England.
The engine is covered by a comprehensive global one year warranty valid at authorized Cummins service outlets worldwide. It is also backed by Cummins industry-leading Mobile QuickServe® program, offering factory-certified technicians, the most sophisticated diagnostic and repair tools in the industry and the largest international parts and service network of any engine manufacturer.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 5,200 dealer locations. The company reported net income attributable to Cummins Inc. of $428 million on sales of $10.8 billion in 2009. The marine business, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, is responsible for designing, manufacturing and distributing marine propulsion engines above 15 liters and marine auxiliary engines from 37 kW. For further information, visit http://marine.cummins.com.