“The 1663 has been developed to be a prime and standby power product in the 550 – 625 kW ranges,” said Phil Gaynor, Director of Volvo Penta’s Industrial engine business. “This power node allows us to expand our top of the line 16L product range into the rapidly growing prime power market, where single, twin and triple generator systems are becoming very popular.”
The 1663 utilizes Volvo’s successful Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions solution, now used not only at Volvo Penta, but also across both the Volvo and Mack Truck US10 product lines.
Volvo Penta, Volvo Truck and Volvo Construction Equipment, all part of Volvo Group AB, share many of the same base engines produced by Volvo PowerTrain.
Volvo Penta offers SCR solutions for variable speed off-highway engines and, now, this constant speed generator engine. The maximum power output of the 1663, for standby power applications is 625kW. This output is optimal for generator manufacturers choosing to link multiple generator sets together to offer 1.25 mW, 1.875 mW, and 2.5 mW power blocks to their customers,
“The 16L is an efficient work horse in our product range” comments Clint Moore, President and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, “It offers an impressive power curve and provides excellent fuel efficiency. With the advantage of SCR, we are able to retain all the efficiency without adding larger cooling packages or reducing kilowatt output levels.”
Production of the Volvo Penta 1663 is scheduled to begin in mid 2011.
About Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta, with more than 5,000 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for both marine and industrial applications. Vovlo Penta’s marine engine program includes diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 2,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications and aerospace components and services. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.
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, and aerospace components, 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 more than 90,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2010 amounted to 36.7 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.