Scania announced last month that after five years research and development they were implementing a unified global engine platform based on the latest technology for all markets and for all emission standards. One of this new generation of engines, the Scania 13-litre marine diesel has been chosen by the U.K.’s RNLI to power its forthcoming Shannon all-weather life-saving craft.
Scania New Generation 13-litre Marine Diesel Engine: Photo courtesy of Scania
The rescue craft will be powered by two Scania 13-litre marine engines, each rated at 650 hp. The entire design of these engines is modular, engineered for easy servicing and maximum uptime for operators. Interestingly, Scania say that the vast majority of their diesel engines can operate on up to 100% biodiesel fuel.
Mikael Lindner, Sales Director, Scania said: “RNLI and Scania (Great Britain) Ltd worked closely together to find the best possible solution for their new life-saving vessels. The choice ... [More]