GE Marine Unveils Ecomagination-Qualified 12V250 Marine Diesel Engine to Meet EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III Emissions without Exhaust After-Treatment

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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

At the International Workboat Show, GE Marine will unveil its ecomagination-qualified 12-cylinder V250 Marine Diesel engine that reduces emissions by 50 percent to meet EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III emission compliance. GE’s breakthrough technology eliminates the need for a urea-based after-treatment emissions reduction system. In addition, the 12V250 engine offers increased power of 3,150 kW at 900 rpm and 3,500 kW at 1000 rpm while maintaining low life-cycle cost, reliability and fuel efficiency.

Almost one year ago at the 2012 International Workboat Show GE announced its timeline for meeting EPA Tier 4i and IMO Tier III emission compliance without the need for Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) exhaust gas after-treatment for its L250 and V250 medium speed marine diesel engines (1,550 – 4,650 kW).

“The display of this engine exemplifies GE Marine’s commitment and capability to provide breakthrough technology solutions to the global marine industry,” said John Manison, general manager of GE Marine. Our new technology enables the industry to meet the upcoming emission compliance requirements as well as to reduce both capital and operating expenses.”

GE Marine’s engine technology eliminates the need for an SCR and storing or using urea aboard a vessel, thereby preserving cargo and tank space.

SCR requires using a diesel exhaust fluid, typically urea, to reduce NOx (nitrous oxide) in an after-treatment of exhaust gas. GE’s non-SCR solution is based on the technological advancements of the L250 and V250 engines and requires no supplemental equipment or fluids.

About GE Marine

GE Marine is a business unit of GE Transportation. GE Transportation, a unit of GE (GE), solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, underground mining equipment, energy storage systems, and value-added services help customers grow.

GE Transportation, headquartered in Chicago, has approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. For more information visit the company's website at www.getransportation.com.

About ecomagination:

Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to provide innovative solutions that make measurable differences and create sustainable outcomes for our customers and our own operations across the globe. ecomagination works to help build a world that is faster, cleaner and better for all of us. To learn more about GE’s work to build solutions for today's environmental challenges while driving economic growth, visit www.ge.com/ecomagination.

Contact:
GE Transportation
Robert W. Donahue, +1-814-875-2755 (office)
+1-814-392-7606 (cell)
robert.donahue1@ge.com
or
Rob Van Solingen, Product Manager - Marine, +1-814-875-5745 (office)
+1-814-323-4165 (cell)
rob.vansolingen@ge.com

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