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Upgrading Rail Engines

Ricardo awarded locomotive engine design upgrade contract by China’s YCSR

Posted on April 22, 2013

China’s YCSR said it has contracted Ricardo to assist in a major design upgrade of its existing 240mm bore engine with the aim of significantly increasing power and fuel efficiency while keeping the expected durability.

YCSR is a joint venture between engine manufacturer Yuchai and rolling stock manufacturer CSR that produces a range of high and medium-speed diesel engines for use in the rail and other industrial sectors. In addition to its current application in railway locomotives, the upgraded engine may also be used for marine and off-highway applications.

For this reason, the emissions targets to be addressed by Ricardo will also include those applicable to these non-rail sectors, and compliance is to conform to international standards: UIC III/Euro Stage IIIA.