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Scania’s 12-litre engine sets new standards of economy and performance

Scania’s new 12-litre diesel engine has already proven itself in truck operation, setting new standards of fuel economy, performance and environmental characteristics. This engine is now launched in several versions fully adapted for industrial and power generation applications. First to install the new engine is Scania’s biggest OEM customer, Moxy, who will use it in a new range of articulated dumpers.

"The 12-litre engine is a very important addition to Scania’s engine range," says Alf Bexell, Senior Vice President Industrial and Marine Engines. "It forms part of Scania’s new engine platform, which will be able to cope with new customer demands and environmental standards well into the next century.

"High performance and excellent fuel returns have made this engine a clear winner in Scania trucks. These qualities were decisive to Moxy when they were looking for a new engine to power their new range of articulated dumpers. The generous low-speed pulling power makes the engine ideal for tough off-road work.

"Power generation is another major application for this engine, either as a back-up in case of electricity failures, or for prime power supply.

"This engine is highly advanced in terms of engine management and combustion technology, yet the basic design is very straightforward, making for easy repair and maintenance even in remote locations.

"One-man servicing is a major advantage under such circumstances. Major repairs can be carried out by only one person thanks to the use of individual cylinder heads. Parts availability is excellent worldwide since the engine is based on Scania truck engines."

Scania’s 12-litre engine is available in three industrial versions and five for power generation. Outputs range between 330 and 540 hp. The corresponding truck engines produce 360 or 400 hp. The engines have been carefully adapted for each industrial market segment. One major development is a new electronic engine management system with integrated diagnostics. This system makes for very precise engine control, including engine speed, transmission matching and emissions.

Moxy is a leading manufacturer of heavy construction equipment. Based in Norway, they are represented in most major worldwide, including North America.

Scania is a major supplier of industrial and marine engines within its power segment, 200 to 750 hp. The top-five markets in 1996 were Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Great Britain.

For further information, please contact Alf Bexell, Senior Vice President Industrial and Marine Engines, tel. +46-70-755 5898, or Per-Erik Nordström, Manager Product Affairs, tel. +46-8-5538 5577.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 22,200 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1996, turnover totalled SEK 33,700 million and profits after depreciation SEK 2,700 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 95% of total production is sold outside Sweden.