has announced that it has begun final field testing on its newest Tier 4 Interim
product, the model TWD1663GE generator engine. Production of the Volvo Penta
1663 is scheduled to begin in mid 2011.
has been developed to be a prime and standby power product in the 737 - 837hp
(550 – 625kW) ranges. “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,” said Phil Gaynor,
director of Volvo Penta’s industrial engine business.
uses Volvo’s successful Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions solution,
which is 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 share many of the same base engines produced by Volvo
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 737hp (625kW). Volvo
said that this output is optimal for generator manufacturers choosing to link
multiple generator sets together.
“The 16L is
an efficient work horse in our product range,” said Volvo Penta of the Americas president
and CEO Clint Moore. “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.”