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MTU’s Series 8000 is best in class with 12,200 bhp

  • Over one hundred 20V 8000 engines sold
  • Over 160,000 hours in combined operation
  • World-wide customer service network


DETROIT, July 25, 2008 – Since its introduction in 2000, MTU’s Series 8000 high-speed diesel engine has enabled Naval and Commercial shipbuilders to take their vessels to the next level in terms of performance and operating availability.


With over one hundred 20V 8000 engines sold, and with over 160,000 hours in combined operation, the world’s highest power to weight ratio in this power range has proved to be the low risk propulsion engine option for many of the world’s leading Navies and high-speed ferry operators.


Delivering up to 12,200 bhp (9100 kW) of continuous power, MTU’s Series 8000 has consistently set the performance benchmarks for fuel efficiency – less than 190g/kWh, while achieving IMO Marpol NOx emission certification. The 20V 8000 engine is now also available in a US EPA Tier II emission certified configuration.


In Naval applications, 56 of MTU’s Series 8000 engines have already been sold to power various patrol and support craft, as well as Frigate and Corvette class warships operated by the Singaporean, Danish and Omanian Navies.


Leading international shipbuilder, Austal Ships, has selected two 20V 8000 M91 Series diesels to power the 416 foot Littoral Combat Ship ‘Independence’ recently launched at their Mobile, Alabama, shipyard for evaluation by the US Navy.


MTU’s reputation for reliability has also proved attractive to commercial fast ferry operators around the world, with thirty one 20V 8000 Series currently operating in Hawaii, Greece, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Germany and the Canary Islands.


At the heart of the 20V 8000 Series success is proven performance coupled with state of the art technology that includes Common Rail Fuel Injection – which delivers maximum efficiency throughout the power range, Sequential Turbo-charging – which ensures fast acceleration and rapid response, and the latest Electronic Engine Management Control System – which delivers constant monitoring of the engine and gearbox operating parameters.



Individually designed to match the precise demands of each task, MTU propulsion systems play a vital role in enabling Naval forces and commercial operators to perform at their best, day in – day out.


High power density, low weight and compact design coupled with excellent mechanical and thermal resistances are intrinsic elements of MTU engines, while their simple operation, ease of maintenance, low life-cycle costs and proven performance in a wide range of applications have made them the high speed diesel of choice in the 10,000 hp to 13,000 hp range.


To support their product MTU offers a world-wide Logistics Support program that provides complete, custom-tailored service packages covering everything from parts and tools provisioning through to installation supervision and on-board training courses.


July 25, 2008 Posted by | Defense, Marine | , , , | 3 Comments

EMP Collaborates with New Flyer Industries Inc. on Launch of “mini-Hybrid,” the Next Generation Thermal Cooling System for Transit Bus Market

EMP\'s new mini-Hybrid cooling system for municipal transit busesEscanaba, Michigan, USA – Engineered Machined Products Inc. (EMP) announced today that it has entered into an arrangement with New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to supply next generation thermal cooling systems on municipal transit buses.


EMP has been developing its electrified cooling system since 2006 when both companies were pursuing innovations to significantly improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and enhance passenger safety.  “New Flyer is a market leader among OEM’s in the municipal transit industry and we’re pleased to be associated with them,” said Jeff Bannister, vice president of EMP’s advanced products group.  He added, “Extensive pilot tests were conducted under the harshest of conditions. With over 1.5 million miles of field testing on over one-hundred transit buses across fifteen municipal transit properties in North America, the mini-Hybrid continues to deliver as expected. “


Paul Smith, New Flyer’s executive vice president of sales and marketing said, “New Flyer is pleased to have the opportunity to launch EMP’s mini-Hybrid, an innovative advanced thermal cooling system. Our market demands that we continue to utilize the most environmentally friendly technologies available to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Through pilot testing and collaboration, EMP has consistently demonstrated its ability to deliver”.


This modular, fully customizable kit replaces the conventional cooling system on diesel-powered and natural gas engines. The mini-Hybrid is certified on Cummins 2007 diesel engines and is in process of certification on 2007 CNG engines. Instead of a radiator, charge air cooler and standard hydraulic fan, the “mini-Hybrid” uses an array of powerful, reversible and highly durable fans monitored by a sophisticated electronic control module.  EMP’s “Power 450” brushless alternator powers the mini-Hybrid thermal system.


The mini-Hybrid enables optimized operating temperatures, longer maintenance intervals and reduces hydraulic oil, thereby improving passenger safety and reducing thermal events. According to Mark Bader, EMP’s director of new products, “Municipal transit buses equipped with the mini-Hybrid system get better mileage and generate lower emission levels.”


David Hyink of Valley Metro, transit property in Mesa, Arizona said, “This product has been field tested under the most extreme conditions. It enables significantly more power to the wheels, with better fuel economy and less maintenance of traditional hydraulic cooling systems.”


According to Sandra Draggoo, CEO and executive director of Capital Area Transit Authority in Lansing, Michigan, “The result of installing the mini-Hybrid system has produced fuel economy improvement between 3 to 14% among the various engines involved; we are excited to see the full economy gains made. “


For more information, please contact: Paul Harvey at 906-786-8404 or via email at



About EMP


EMP is an engineering and manufacturing leader in advanced thermal and oil management technologies. Based in Escanaba, Michigan, EMP products are used globally by major diesel engine OEM’s and hydraulics manufacturers. For more information, visit EMP at Booth #7433 at APTA – 2008 in San Diego or contact Ralph Bedogne at 906.789.7497. EMP’s website is .

About New Flyer

New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada.  The Company’s three facilities — in Winnipeg, MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN — are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.  With a skilled workforce of over 2,300 employees, New Flyer is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG, hydrogen fuel cell and electric trolley as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles.  All products are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network.  New Flyer’s Income Deposit Securities are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN.  Further information is available on Company’s web site at



Engineered Machined Products, Inc.

2701 North 30th Street

Escanaba, Michigan 49829



July 1, 2008 Posted by | Bus, Cool Stuff, Transportation | , , , , , | Leave a comment