Moving Ahead of the Industrial Engine Market

Volvo Penta of the Americas moves ahead of the Industrial Engine Market and presents its Tier 4i emission solution at the World of Concrete Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(CHESAPEAKE, VA)  January 28, 2010—Volvo Penta of the Americas will present its Tier 4i emission solution for versatile off-highway engines with the unveiling of their 700 horsepower TAD1662 industrial engine at the World of Concrete Exhibition in Las Vegas on Feb 2-5, 2010.

The versatile engine, configured as a skid mounted power unit coupled to an Allison 6061 automatic transmission, employs Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) to comply with the European Stage 3B and EPA Tier 4 interim emission regulations.  All after treatment components of the system are incorporated, demonstrating both the simple and versatile nature of SCR.

SCR is a highly proven technology, with hundreds of thousands of Volvo trucks in use world wide, and offers better fuel efficiency than other emission solutions.  SCR provides better thermal efficiency than engines utilizing massive exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), resulting in smaller cooling packages and high power densities.  The combination of inert Diesel Emission Fluid and the catalyst results in a cleaner exhaust stream with no need for regeneration or other operator attention.

Also shown at the World of Concrete is the MagnaCut Concrete Sawing System,  an innovative product from collaboration between Volvo Penta and Diesel Power Equipment and Heavy Equipment Manufacturing.  This system  promises to revolutionize concrete finishing with its advanced technology.  By straddling a concrete slab, MagnaCut allows contractors faster cutting access combined with slurry runoff containment and dust plume elimination.  Reduction of waste streams, even at the worksite, is part of Volvo Penta’s Green Commitment.

About Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta is a leading global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial applications. Founded in 1907, Volvo Penta has more than one hundred years of experience producing customer driven solutions for products and services. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, operating with the flexibility of a small organization while retaining the technical and financial support needed for continuous development of technologically advanced new products.
The Volvo Penta range of engines is built on the Volvo Group’s stable foundation of medium and heavy duty engines, suitable for constant speed power generation and variable speed off-road applications. A variable speed engine range from 175 to 700 horsepower provides clean, efficient power for a variety of applications.  Volvo Penta’s technology choice, for meeting 2011 legislative demands for reduction in exhaust emissions for variable speed engines in Europe and the United States, is Selective Catalyst Reduction, or SCR.  By 2014 SCR will be coupled with additional advanced technologies developed within the Volvo Group.

Volvo Penta’s core values—quality, safety and care for the environment—drive the development of new products as well as how the company serves its customers. In keeping with those values, Volvo Penta pays special attention to energy efficiency, emissions, noise, material efficiency and environmental management when developing products. The company’s modern engines offer a combination of high power, low fuel consumption and low emissions that were unthinkable only ten years ago.
About Volvo Group
The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2008 amounted to over 46 BUSD. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the US.
For additional information, please call Susan Calloway at Volvo Penta of the Americas.  Phone: 757-436-5173 / E-mail: