Interview: Volvo Penta’s ‘Full Charge’ into Electric & Hybrid
Voices: Ron Huibers, President and CEO, Volvo Penta of the AmericasVolvo Penta has a reputation for pioneering innovations in marine propulsion. To learn more about what the company has on its drawing boards we talked with Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas.Please give us a snapshot of your commercial marine business in North America?Our marine commercial business in the Americas has seen great growth, and it now represents a significant portion of our business, along with our leisure marine and industrial engine segments.
Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team
Peter Granqvist will take up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden, effective September 1.Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He brings to the role a background in industrial engineering, business management and higher education.As of July 1, Inden took up the role of President Region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson.
Volvo Penta Unveils Hybrid Marine Propulsion Concept
Volvo Penta unveiled a hybrid concept for its IPS propulsion system with an electric-only mode that allows entry into environmentally sensitive zones, as well as offering enhanced onboard comfort and boat handling characteristics.This closely follows the company's announcement that it will provide electrified power solutions for both land and sea by 2021The IPS hybrid variant will allow boats to operate in the low-and-zero emission zones that are expected to be introduced in the coming years…
Volvo Penta Going Full Charge into Hybrid & All-electric Drivelines
Aiming to become a driving force in sustainable power solutions, Volvo Penta says it is going full charge into hybrid and all-electric drivelines, offering electrified solutions in both its marine and industrial segments by 2021.Volvo Penta’s chief technology officer, Johan Carlsson, and system engineer, Karin Åkman, discussed innovation for electromobility at the company’s new development-and-test laboratory in Gothenburg.By 2021, Volvo Penta will provide electrified power solutions for both its land and sea-based business segment…
Interview: Volvo Penta's Ron Huibers
As Volvo Penta continues its strategic penetration of the commercial maritime sector, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News checks in with Ron Huibers, President, Volvo Penta of the Americas. When we first met with you a few years ago, Volvo Penta was in the early stages of a strategic move into the commercial maritime sector in North America. Please update your progress. Historically, we have been strong in the marine commercial markets outside of North America. Five years ago…
Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO
Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017. Ljungström will provide strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He will also oversee coordination of IT systems and services, as well as legal and sales operations. Prior to this appointment, Ljungström was CFO at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, where he was responsible for finance and IT…
Volvo Penta Rolls Out IMO Tier III Concept
Volvo Penta’s new IMO Tier III concept was revealed for the marine sector at the Nor-Shipping international exhibition and conference in Norway, ahead of further regulations coming into force in Europe. Volvo Penta is launching a new engine and aftertreatment concept to comply with the forthcoming implementation of IMO Tier III standards, enabling a global solution for commercial marine operators. The solution is based on both the company’s own experience along with expertise from the Volvo Group in leading selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology…
Volvo Penta Launches New Tier 4 Open Power Units
Volvo Penta has introduced a new line of EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV PowerPac industrial open power units for OEM manufacturers. Volvo Penta is initially deploying the PowerPac systems in the Americas, and will roll out the products for industrial customers worldwide through the company’s global distribution channels. The PowerPac systems come equipped with a complete set of preinstalled components including all Tier 4F/Stage IV after-treatment components, engine cooling system (radiator and CAC), air and fuel filters and mounting brackets.
Volvo Penta’s D16 Engine Works for Windcat
Press release - Windcat Workboats launched the Windcat 5 with Volvo Penta D16 engines in 2005. Eight years on, Windcat’s co-owner, Robbert van Rijk, still considers the D16 to be one of the most reliable marine diesel engines available on the market today, offering customers uptime, low fuel consumption and a proven track record for success. Operating in the seas around the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK, Windcat workboats has become a pioneer in crew transfer vessels within the offshore wind power industry.
Volvo Penta Enters New Distribution Center
Volvo Penta announced the opening of the new Volvo Group Central Parts Distribution Center in Byhalia, Mississippi, in a move to optimize delivery performance and efficiency for dealers and OEM customers in North America. As the anchor tenant of a new industrial park, the one million square-foot state-of-the-art Volvo Group facility will support Volvo Penta recreational marine, commercial marine and industrial business segments, as well as all Volvo Group business areas in North America, and will open for business November 24.
Volvo Penta Offer D4, D6 Series Engine Keel Cooling Option
Volvo Penta of the Americas has announced the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market. Volvo Penta is now offering factory-built keel-cooled engines for the entire line of marine commercial inboard and sterndrive D4 3.7-liter and D6 5.5-liter engines. The D4/D6 keel-cooled version uses a twin circuit design, with keel coolers for both the high-temperature engine block circuit and low-temperature charge air cooler circuit.
Volvo Penta D13 Certified for EPA Tier 3
Volvo Penta D13 has now further been developed to meet EPA Tier 3 – the new marine environmental emission standard. The new version of D13 offers improved environmental properties with basically unchanged low-fuel consumption. The D13 is a diesel engine that has been developed within the Volvo Group. According to the manufacturer, it is currently in operation in more than 450,000 heavy-duty applications, including buses, trucks and construction equipment. At Volvo Penta, this…
Volvo Acquires a Quarter Holding in Deutz
AB Volvo finalizes acquisition of shares in Deutz AG to increase its shareholding in Deutz AG from 6.7% to just over 25%. In total, AB Volvo has acquired 22,117,693 shares from Same Deutz-Fahr Group for an amount of EUR 130 million. The transaction makes AB Volvo the largest shareholder in Deutz AG. Deutz AG has been a strategic supplier of medium duty engines to the Volvo Group for more than a decade. Earlier this year, AB Volvo and Deutz AG signed a non-binding memorandum of…
Kåre Jonsson appointed Group Senior Specialist
Volvo Penta´s engineer Kåre Jonsson has been appointed Group Senior Specialist within the Volvo Group for his unique propeller competencies. Group Senior Specialist is an honorary title that is awarded to individuals with unique skills and expertise in a specific area within the Volvo Group - one of the giants in the global commercial transport industry with approximately 100,000 employees and net sales of around USD 50 billion. Kåre Jonsson complies with all the criteria that are set in order to be regarded as a specialist.
Ingemanson New President of Volvo Penta
Björn Ingemanson, 53, has been appointed new President of Volvo Penta. Ingemanson is currently President of Volvo Trucks’ International Division and will assume his new position on April 1, 2012, when he will succeed the current President Göran Gummeson, who will retire next year. Ingemanson has a long history at the Volvo Group and his past positions include CFO of Volvo Trucks and European head of the Group’s customer financing company, Volvo Financial Services. Volvo Penta’s current President Göran Gummeson, who turns 65 in February, will remain as President until March 31, 2012.
Volvo Penta D13 MG Genset Engine
The new Volvo Penta D13 MG marine genset offers more power and high load acceptance, with emission levels in compliance with EPA Tier 3 and low fuel consumption. The secret is the advanced technology Volvo Penta uses throughout the engine. As with all Volvo Penta marine gensets, the D13 MG is delivered complete with electric generator and onboard electronics, tested and classified. Fuel cost alone is a very high portion of a marine genset life-cycle cost. EMS 2, the engine control system developed by Volvo, regulates fuel injection and monitors engine conditions.
Volvo Penta Tier 3 Heavy-Duty Engine
The new Volvo Penta D13 MH for medium- and heavy-duty marine commercial applications is a powerful and fuel-efficient Tier 3 engine. This 13-liter diesel engine combines the best of two worlds: the exceptional durability, low fuel consumption and minimal emissions that come from its automotive background and the high torque and power brought by the thorough marinization. D13 MH is available in five models with outputs from 400 to 600 hp. “The focus when developing the D13 MH was to offer a Tier 3-compliant marine diesel engine that also had lower fuel consumption…
Volvo Penta D13 MG Marine Genset Engine
The new Volvo Penta D13 MG marine genset offers more power and high load acceptance, with emission levels in compliance with EPA Tier 3 and low fuel consumption. The secret is the advanced technology Volvo Penta uses throughout the engine. As with all Volvo Penta marine gensets, the D13 MG is delivered complete with electric generator and onboard electronics, tested and classified. “The D13 MG is better in every respect, compared to the current D12, which also is a very good engine,” says Gerard Törneman at Volvo Penta. Fuel cost alone is a very high portion of a marine genset life-cycle cost.