CALGARY, Alberta (June 8, 2004) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced a Zone 2 certified QSM diesel engine for offshore and hazardous environment applications. With the release of this new QSM in the fourth quarter of 2004, Cummins extends its product line for the oil and gas market.

The 500-horsepower, 11-liter QSM features electronic controls that meet ATEX 94/9/EC Group II, Category 3G and also delivers International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier 2 Marine and Tier 2 Mobile Off-Highway emissions capability. The QSM for Zone 2 is available with a water-cooled exhaust gas heat exchanger as well as intake and exhaust spark arrestors which are critical components in engines designed for use in hazardous locations.

"In 2001, Cummins introduced a series of new engines designed to provide outstanding value in customer support and technology for the oil and gas market," said Mark Levett, vice president and general manager of Cummins high-horsepower engine business. "We've continued to invest in the right products, technology, people and infrastructure to serve our customers better than anyone else.

"We are actively incorporating customer feedback into our new products, either by providing higher-horsepower engines for the gas compression market or providing specialty ratings and options for well-servicing applications. By converting the needs of customers into products, we are gaining business," Levett added.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves its customers through more than 680 company-owned and independent distributor locations in 137 countries and territories. Cummins also provides service through a vast dealer network of more than 5,000 facilities in 197 countries. With more than 24,000 employees worldwide, Cummins reported sales of $6.3 billion in 2003. Press releases can be found by accessing the Cummins home page at