Volvo Penta launches New 800 kVA Power Generation Engines

Volvo Penta has launched two new diesel engines – one of which has the highest power density engine per liter of displacement in its class. The TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE engines extend Volvo Penta’s competitive range and reinforce the company’s commitment to international genset customers. Volvo Penta showcased its products in the Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, stand S2.F30, at the Middle East Electricity show in Dubai, from February 14-16, 2017.

Volvo Penta is taking a significant step forward by adding new technology and upgraded features to its new power generation engines. The 16-liter TWD1645GE has been designed to produce up to 10 per cent more power compared to previous models to offer a world class leading independent power source. Its switchable rpm settings mean that it can be used anywhere in the world.


Volvo Penta’s new TWD1645GE power generation engine

Volvo Penta’s new TWD1645GE power generation engine

“This is an exciting move for us to be launching the highest power density engine in its class,” says Giorgio Paris, head of Volvo Penta’s industrial segment. “We are setting a new standard in power generation with our market-leading offer. The engine comes equipped with our latest features, which enable us to deliver the most power per liter displacement of any 16-liter engine on the market.”

Market-leading power density

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 per cent generator efficiency.


“We have achieved this level of market-leading power density by advancing our technology and adding new features,” says Krikor Abraham, Volvo Penta’s product manager for the power generation segment. “We are able to leverage more power out of the engines, and customers will see a range of benefits.”

The new 16-liter engines feature: dual stage turbo-chargers and new high grade steel pistons, for excellent power density; optimized combustion with electronic high-pressure unit injectors, resulting in high fuel efficiency and low exhaust emission levels; upgraded wiring harness, for optimum insulation in harsh environments; two-circuit cooling package; and an advanced engine control system.

The engine can be used for prime power, in locations such as construction sites where there is no electricity grid supply, and as standby power, for sites such as hospitals which require back-up electricity supply in the event of normal power failure.

Benefits to customers, benefits to the environment

Volvo Penta is a market leader in producing premium quality powerful products, and the TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE feature the same engine base as the rest of the 16-liter diesel family, allowing for ease of installation and maintenance.

Volvo Penta’s TWD1645GE engine produces the highest power density in its class

Volvo Penta’s TWD1645GE engine produces the highest power density in its class

Furthermore, with the new and upgraded features, customers can be assured of a low total cost of ownership through the engines’ excellent fuel economy; and smooth operation is enabled by low noise and reduced vibration. As the engines are equivalent to EU Stage II levels, exhaust emissions are minimized, for better environmental care.

“These new models’ excellent power-to-size ratio means that they are compact, flexible, have good load acceptance, and can be used in all types of applications,” adds Abraham. “Customers can power their businesses with our new power output, and our global footprint means that we can supply the same engine to anywhere in the world with the same service support and aftermarket care.”


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