Electro-Motive Marine Engine Meets 2007 EPA Standards
General Motors Electro-Motive Division (GM EMD) announced that confirmation compliance testing of its 12-cylinder 710 diesel engine has concluded for the Tier 2 marine engine emissions standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The engine meets the standards that go into effect in January 2007. According to Don Riach, sales & marketing director for Electro-Motive, “Our successful engine development program for addressing 2005 EPA emissions standards for diesel locomotives helped us to accelerate meeting the 2007 EPA emissions standards for marine engines. Our marine engine also meets these standards without adding any new technologies or complicated equipment.”
The 12-cylinder, 710 Series engine is electronically controlled and uses separate loop aftercooling. Electro-Motive has been compliant with International Maritime Organization (IMO) and EPA Tier 1 marine engine standards since they came into effect. The engine used for testing will be on display in the company’s booth at the 2004 International Workboat show next week.