CHARLESTON, S.C. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a leading manufacturer of diesel engines and generator sets for the marine industry, is pleased to announce that the Company’s QSB6.7, QSC8.3, QSL9 and QSM11 marine engines have been certified to the new Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU (RCD 2) emissions regulation. RCD 2 applies to any recreational watercraft with a hull length between 2.5 meters and 24 meters. Certification comes ahead of the Jan. 18, 2017, mandatory implementation date for RCD 2, making Cummins one of the first marine diesel manufacturers to have its products certified.
All Quantum Series propulsion ratings previously available with RCD 1 certification are now certified to the stricter RCD 2 standard. Further, no design changes were required in order to achieve certification, ensuring minimal impact to installation requirements for OEMs.
According to Scott Malindzak, Marine Segment Leader, “After Jan. 18, 2017, only products certified to RCD 2 may be made available to the EU (European Union) market. Early certification ensures that OEMs using Cummins engines can continue to meet vessel delivery timelines with no disruption to build schedules.”
Cummins recreational marine products, including Quantum Series engines from 6.7 liters to 11 liters, are fully supported by the Cummins global service network, with more than 600 distributor locations, 24/7 support from Cummins Care marine specialists and the largest international parts and service network of any engine manufacturer. Additionally, the engines are covered by a standard comprehensive two-year warranty that is both transferable and valid at any Cummins-authorized marine outlet worldwide.
Cummins full line of RCD 2-certified products will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show, Sept. 16-25, in Southampton, U.K., where customers can speak with product experts and obtain additional product information in stand No. E041.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emissions solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and more than 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.