Swedish engineering company Volvo Penta is launching two new diesel engines aimed at the on-site power market – one of which it claims has ‘the highest power density engine per litre of displacement in its class’.
‘This is an exciting move for us,’ said Giorgio Paris, head of Volvo Penta’s industrial segment. ‘We are setting a new standard in power generation. The engine comes equipped with our latest features, which enable us to deliver the most power per litre displacement of any 16-litre engine on the market.’
The TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE engines are targeted at international genset customers.
The TWD1645GE produces up to 800 kVA at 1800 rpm (60 Hz), and up to 770 kVA at 1500 rpm (50 Hz). Its sister model, the TWD1644GE produces up to 752 kVA at 1800 rpm, and up to 717 kVA at 1500 rpm. Both are calculated with 94% generator efficiency.
‘We have achieved this level of market-leading power density by advancing our technology and adding new features,’ said Krikor Abraham, Volvo Penta’s product manager for the power generation segment. ‘We are able to leverage more power out of the engines.’