Perkins provide auxiliary power to government project in China

Dependable power, has made the Perkins® 4.4TGM and E70 TAG3M the auxiliary power of choice for Guangdong Provincial Waterway Bureau, China.

Perkins marine engine distributor, Foshan Sime Darby Elco Power Equipment Ltd, has received positive feedback from their customer following the supply of four engines supplied to Yue Biao (粤标) 1608 and four engines to Yue Dao Zheng (粤道政) 210, two 10T crane vessels at 42m LOA, currently operating in the Pearl River Guangdong Province.

The 40 kW 4.4TGM provides the power for the emergency generator, while the three 120 kW E70 TAG3M engines provide the power for the prime generators when the vessels are in operation. The vessels are responsible for the installation and maintenance of navigation beacons and is the first government vessel Perkins engines have been involved with in mainland China.

The auxiliary engines were selected for their high reliability, excellent low noise level, high power density, compact design and ease of installation. The Perkins engines comply fully to the ship owner’s strict requirements.

Patrick Lam, deputy general manager at Foshan Sime Darby Elco Power Equipment Ltd comments, “We have had very positive feedback on the reliability and low noise level. With the great success of the 10T crane workboat, the ship owner would like to choose Perkins for their future workboats. This is the first project in mainland China we have been involved with and we are delighted with the feedback we have had.”

The Perkins® 1206 E70M is a turbocharged, charge-air-cooled 6 cylinder common rail engine with ratings from 120 through to 240 kWm, with all ratings certified to EPA Tier 3, CCNR Stage 2 and IMO2 emission standards. It offers a lifetime of low cost as the engine incorporates service free hydraulic tappets, gear driven pumps together with serpentine auxiliary belts. Coupled with a unique combustion system enabling high power output with low fuel consumption and competitively priced parts ensures the lowest possible cost of ownership for the operator. It is a flexible solution available direct from the factory with keel, radiator or heat exchanger cooling configurations – together with the usual extensive list of options customers expect from a Perkins engine. World-class manufacturing capability and processes coupled with proven core engine designs assure reliability, quiet operation, and many hours of productive life. With environmental considerations, the engine utilises the latest engine combustion technology, which minimises fuel consumption whilst meeting all current emission standards.

The E70 and 4.4TGM Perkins marine engines are manufactured in the company’s Wimborne facility which has recently completed a £5 million upgrade and now incorporates a new administration building, engine production hall and warehouse. Inclusive within the upgrade was the first new production test cells, including best-in-class data capture standards and a new world-class paint facility.

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