Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) Announces 2500 bhp (1864 bkW) Rating for Eight-Cylinder Series 710 Medium-Speed Marine Engine

LaGrange, Illinois – Building on more than two decades of success with its popular Series 710 two-cycle, medium-speed marine engine, Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) is pleased to announce the newest rating available for its eight-cylinder model line. Aimed at harbor docking propulsion and similar applications, the new 2500 bhp (1864 bkW) rating at 900 rpm, provides responsiveness for maximum acceleration, maneuvering and deceleration characteristics. Coupled with a new, industry-exclusive 200 rpm idle speed option, the engine offers low fuel consumption, high bollard power and wide operating range.

“EMD is very excited to make this new rating available to the marine market. Our valued customers have been anxiously awaiting this power node for the eight-cylinder engine to give them the highest power-to-weight ratio and lowest idle fuel consumption combination available in a medium-speed diesel engine today,” said Brian Grinter, Director of EMD’s Power Products Sales group.

The new rating complements EMD’s long-standing 2000 bhp (1491 bkW) and 2200 bhp (1640 bkW) ratings at 900 rpm without major changes to the existing design. Customers utilizing the 2500 bhp rating can continue to take advantage of the same intrinsic features that have made the Series 710 family renowned for high performance, lowest life cycle cost,  superior durability and longest life, such as:

  • Unmatched ability to reach full propeller demand from idle in fixed pitch applications
  • Ability to easily visually inspect and monitor all critical internal components (pistons, piston rings, cylinder liners, cylinder heads, etc.)
  • Fastest cylinder liner replacement time of any medium -speed engine in the industry
  • Ease of application
  • Low vibration and noise emissions
  • Certified to U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 and IMO II emissions with comprehensive marine classification society approvals, the new rating is available for immediate worldwide sale.  

About Electro-Motive
Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corp., a Caterpillar company, is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional manufacturing facilities and business offices around the world, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. EMD is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 72,500 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. In addition to its manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts, maintenance solutions, and a range of value-added services. EMD is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. Additional information may be found at  www.EMDiesels.com

About Caterpillar:
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.  With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services.  More information is available at:  www.caterpillar.com

Contact Information:
Address:     9301 West 55th Street, LaGrange, IL, USA, 60525
Telephone: 1 708-387-6417
Email:   kbraam@progressrail.com      
Web Site:     www.emdpowerproducts.com
Contact Person:  Kimberly Braam

By Professional Mariner Staff