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Polish Trains Get MTU Power

Ten diesel engines to power Gama locomotives; certified for EU Stage 3B emissions regime

Posted on April 22, 2014

MTU has received an order from Polish rail vehicle manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz SA for ten Series 4000 locomotive diesel engines.

The Type Gama 111Db locomotives from Pesa will be fitted with 16-cylinder MTU 4000 R84 units, which the company said are certificated for EU Stage 3B emissions regulations.

With an output of 2400 kW, the diesel engines can power the Gama locomotives up to a top speed of 160 kph. MTU, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, said the engines will go into operation in 2015, running the mainline locomotives of the Polish rail company PKP Intercity.

MTU said its drive units achieve EU Stage 3B compliance using exhaust gas recycling, common rail injection and diesel particulate filters. The engines’ two-stage turbocharging technology delivers high charge-air pressures for enhanced power with minimum particulate emissions, the company said.

MTU has previously won orders from the Polish rail vehicle manufacturer, including the Type 6H 1800 R85L powerpacks for Pesa`s 12 Link railcars for Regentalbahn AG, a subsidiary of Netinera Deutschland GmbH, in Bavaria, Germany.

From mid-2014, Pesa will also be running trials with Link railcars powered by four prototype rail powerpacks based on MTU´s new Series 1600 engines.