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GE Reports L250 Inline Diesel Orders

Posted on December 4, 2008

GE Transportation recently reported that it will provide seven L250 inline diesel engines for three separate projects in the United States, GE reported today at the International WorkBoat Show. “These mark the launch marine orders for our new L250 inline medium-speed diesel engine,” said John Manison, manager of GE Transportation’s marine and stationary power business, Erie, Pennsylvania. “We are delighted that this engine has been selected for diverse applications, including two newbuild tugs, a ferry repowering project, and for a new dredge vessel.”

For the first contract, GE will provide Crescent Towing New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. with four six-cylinder L250 engines. Two six-L250 diesels each will power two, new tugboats that will use an Azimuth steering drive system. For the next project, GE will provide MSHS, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. with two L250 inline diesels to replace engines on Cross Sound Ferry’s John H. vehicle and passenger ferry. Separately, GE will provide Dredging Supply, Reserve, Louisiana, with one six-cylinder L250 generator-set, rated at 1.5 MW. Dredging Supply will employ the L250 genset on a new dredge vessel the company is building for the Port of New Orleans.

The GE engines for all three projects will be manufactured at GE’s Grove City, Pennsylvania facility. Commercial service of the vessels is slated for 2009.

For more information: WWW.GETRANSPORTATION.COM

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