New Power Generation Line Aimed at NAFTA Markets

Issue 3 and Volume 108.

DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway has announced a new line of power generation equipment that includes diesel and gas generator sets, automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, and a complete line of accessories. The products will be marketed by DDC/MTU Power Generation. DDC/MTU (Detroit Diesel) Power Generation products will be sold and supported through the 42 independently owned distributors in the NAFTA region and Latin America.

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DDC/MTU Power Generation products include diesel powered generator sets from 20 kW to 2,800 kW, gas powered generator sets from 20 kW to 1,000 kW, automatic transfer switches from 30 amps to 4,000 amps, and paralleling switchgear to control the complete power system. Customers can call upon a variety of cooling and exhaust system options for gensets, weather housings, sound enclosures and a complete line of accessories.

Ulrich Kemnitz, director for DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway NAFTA sales, said the DDC/MTU Power Generation product line is a critical first step in DaimlerChrysler’s long-term power generation strategy of providing off-highway products to the NAFTA customer base, which includes telecommunication and data centers, hospitals, manufacturing companies, commercial buildings, construction and industrial businesses, and many others.

As a part of the new product lineup, Detroit Diesel and MTU have announced a new 2.8 MW genset powered with the 20V4000 engine. With a maximum output of 2,800 kW, it is the most powerful engine in the world and can be used at both 1,800 and 1,500 rpm as a generator set for 60 and 50 hertz applications. Seventy-five of the engines have already been sold. Among the companies using the 2.8 MW generator set are Progress Energy, BMW, SAP, PGE&I and Newfoundland Power.