Volvo Penta expands range of remanufactured marine engines

Images of whole engine and part of the engines with a focus on the D13 complete full engine

Volvo Penta has expanded its range of remanufactured drivelines for marine customers. This new offer extends the remanufacturing range of products to include complete engines D13, D8, D4 and D6 and the complete Inboard Performance System (IPS) range.

With this expansion, Volvo Penta will offer complete remanufactured engines with good availability for customers. The D13 and D8 have been available to the market since the first half of 2024, while the D4 and D6 will follow in fall 2024. The firm says this remanufacturing process of complete marine engines reuses up to 60 per cent of components and can save up to 56 per cent of CO2 emissions during production compared to producing new.

For the first time, customers can purchase a complete propulsion package from a remanufactured Volvo Penta IPS driveline. Volvo Penta says remanufactured Volvo Penta IPS drives are created on the same production line as new units, with the same quality and performance as new Volvo Penta IPS drivelines and backed by the same Volvo Penta Genuine Parts warranty.

“Changing an engine is now straightforward with our newly expanded remanufacturing offer, delivering fast and easy-to-install solutions available via a call, click, or email,” says Roland Henriksson, global product manager at Volvo Penta. “Whether you’re a company looking to ensure maximized vessel uptime or a leisure boater ensuring your long-planned voyage proceeds smoothly, we now offer our largest selection of remanufactured engines and drivelines, good available from stock and ready for deployment in days.”

Remanufacturing engines and drivelines can increase lifespan. The process represents the best quality replacement outside of a new engine and the turnaround is faster. In addition, Volvo Penta says all remanufactured components stay updated and are modified to a technically improved design.

Volvo Penta has a long history of remanufacturing parts and marine engines dating back to the 1970s. The staff in the dedicated remanufacturing factories have invaluable experience, expertise and a dedicated focus on quality. The process works by sending used Volvo Penta engines, drivelines and parts to collection centres and then on to specialised remanufacturing facilities in Sweden and France.

The remanufacturing process

Reman engine parts being measured

Engines and Volvo Penta IPS drives are disassembled into individual components before being cleaned and inspected. All parts, except those replaced with new infill, are returned to like-new condition before being tested and verified. These components are then used to rebuild the engines and Volvo Penta IPS drives held in stock.

Once the remanufactured engine is finished, it is put through a series of end-of-line tests to ensure it meets the original specifications and delivers the performance customers expect.

For the next phase of the remanufacturing offer, Volvo Penta will roll out D16 and D11 as complete remanufactured engines during 2025-2026.

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