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Cummins launches QSK95 marine engine into South Africa

Cummins launches QSK95 marine engine into South Africa

Cummins Inc., a global leading manufacturer of diesel engines for the marine industry is proud to introduce the QSK95 marine engine to the South African market. With ratings from 3,200hp to 4,200hp (2386-3132kW), the V-16 cylinder engine is the most powerful high-speed 95-liter engine available in its class.

“The innovative QSK95 engine allows us to meet our marine customers’ increasing power requirements, while the engine’s vast capabilities ensure we can successfully enter into new markets within Africa,” comments Andy Pilkington, Segment Director Marine Oil and Gas Business, Africa. “This technologically advanced engine is designed to exceed the performance of comparable 20-cylinder high-speed engines and, compared with equivalently powered medium speed engines, it is far more compact and more cost-effective.”

The QSK95 offers flexibility in power configurations for main propulsion, auxiliary, genset and diesel electric applications, and provides an excellent solution for hard-working marine vessels such as tugs, both inshore and offshore patrol vessels, emergency search and rescue vessels, commercial fishing boats, passenger ferries, superyachts, offshore support vessels and crew boats.

The QSK95 engine was engineered for environmental stewardship, meeting Green Passport requirements for zero disposal impact. It complies with IMO Tier II emissions regulations, as well as International Association of Classification Societies and SOLAS requirements.

The QSK95 enjoys low fuel consumption due to its highly efficient fuel injection, air handling and exhaust systems, and its efficient power cylinder design. The Cummins ELIMINATOR oil filtration system eliminates the need for lube oil filters, while on-engine fuel filter replacement cartridges make for more cost-effective maintenance and disposal. The QSK95 was designed for ease of service with no mid-life major service event, long life-to-overhaul, and common parts to other engine platforms, which equates to best-in-class total cost of ownership.

Coming on the heels of a recent announcement regarding Cummins first QSK95 marine installation, the state-of-the-art engine is now available for integration into the local marine market. Shipyards in South Africa that focus on local and international markets will find that the QSK95 complies with necessary local requirements. It offers excellent value and is covered by a comprehensive one-year unlimited hour warranty, backed by the Cummins global dealer service network.

“The QSK95 will allow Cummins to serve higher power nodes in the marine industry, as well as the rail, mining and power generation industries,” says Pilkington. “It is our intention to support all our current and prospective customers in the various market segments with a range of products to suit their needs.” 

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