New, more powerful versions of Volvo Penta’s D16 engines are now available, following an upgrade programme across the entire D16 range. The engines are used in many applications across different sectors but in a marine context, they can be used as main propulsion units, auxiliary engines or marine gensets, Volvo Penta said during a recent wider product launch.
The engines are available in three package options. According to the manufacturer, the D16 MH is a variable speed engine suitable for propulsion and auxiliary use. The D16 MG constant speed engine can be used as a genset or for auxiliary equipment. The D16 MH/MG IMO III, incorporating selective catalytic reduction technology, is a system dedicated to heavy-duty marine operations.
The upgrades include twin turbochargers and separate exhaust manifolds to provide more torque at low revs, an electronically controlled injector system to improve fuel consumption and reduce noise, optimised pistons, a more efficient cooling system, and improved combustion capabilities, the company said. The engine portfolio is available across different emission limit options, including IMO II, IMO III, US EPA Tier 3, and China 2.
Volvo Penta’s Marine Commercial Product Planning manager, Thomas Lantz, said: “The three package options for the new upgraded D16 make it easy for our customers to find the right solutions to meet their needs. When updating this product range, we always kept the customer’s needs to produce a product that ensures ease of installation, operation, and serviceability.”