Rolls-Royce marine gas engine receives U.S. EPA approval
The global power systems company, Rolls-Royce, announced that it has gained approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell its latest state-of-the art marine gas engine for the C-engine range in the U.S. market. The engine is designed to improve fuel efficiency, cut harmful methane emissions dramatically and meet strict international environmental standards which will take effect in 2016. The engines have already been used on car and coastal ferries in Europe, and are being installed on the first gas powered tugs to be used for the operations of the major Norwegian oil company Statoil.
Neil Gilliver, president–merchant, Rolls-Royce, said: “This Certificate of Conformity by the EPA for our latest gas engine is good news for the U.S. marine industry because LNG as a vessel fuel is indisputably the best long-term solution for ship owners. Our innovative vessel designs and gas-based power and propulsion systems help ship owners reduce costs and improve operational efficiency through life, while dramatically reducing harmful emissions and meeting strident future international environmental regulations.”
Being a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, Rolls-Royce has established a strong position in the global market for civil aerospace, defense aerospace and in the marine and energy sectors. It has a broad customer base that includes more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries. (September 6, 2012)