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AVL Partners With Fairbanks Morse Engine

Posted on May 12, 2009

AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. has formed a partnership with Fairbanks Morse Engine, a division of EnPro Industries, Inc., to further development and validation of large engines for AVL customer projects, including Tier IV Off-Highway and future stationary and marine applications. The partnership will operate in Fairbanks Morse Engine’s Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A. R&D facility.

“As the global leader in engineering services for large-market engines, it is important we are completely aligned with our customer needs," said Ray Corbin, president, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. "This additional capability allows AVL to better support large-engine OEMs, naval applications and end users locally in North America.”

The Fairbanks Morse Engine Beloit facility complements both AVL’s large engine center of excellence in Graz, Austria and the Michigan and California technical centers in the United States. It offers testing of multiple engines, up to 10 MW. It presents development and validation testing for Tier IV Off-Highway and future stationary and marine applications; aftertreatment integration and development; and, alternative fuels, including compressed natural gas. In addition, the facility has confidential test cells and office areas for individual customer projects.

AVL has experience in more than 88 large engine programs. AVL and Fairbanks Morse Engine have significant experience in supporting military ITAR controlled programs and have DCAA approved accounting practices. AVL has recently announced the addition of two other facilities. The AVL California Technology Center which now provides advanced development battery, hybrid, electric and alternative vehicle systems in the epicenter of “green” initiatives. And AVL is expanding its Ann Arbor, Michigan, Technical Center to create a Battery, Hybrid, Electric and Alternative Fuel Powertrain Development Center. This facility will be dedicated to supporting optimal and sustainable powertrain solutions for the industry’s needs.

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