4400-HP Prime Mover On Its Way To Siemens
COLUMBUS, Ind. (Oct. 2, 2015) – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that the first production 95-liter, 16-cylinder QSK95 engine built to a rail specification has been shipped.
The engine, rated at 4400 hp (3281 kW) will be delivered to Siemens® manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., where it will be installed into a Charger® locomotive. The Charger – a diesel-electric passenger locomotive – will be put into service for a five-state, 35-unit initial order with the Departments of Transportation of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. The Charger locomotives will also power the trainsets for All Aboard Florida.™
Capable of a top speed of 125 mph (201 kph), the QSK95 achieves the highest output of any 16-cylinder high-speed diesel. The combination of Cummins latest-generation Modular Common Rail Fuel System (MCRS) with quad-turbocharging allows the engine to deliver reduced noise and excellent response in a smaller footprint than medium-speed diesels traditionally used in locomotives. Integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment makes the QSK95 capable of achieving the ultra-low emissions required of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions requirements.
“This is a very exciting and important time for passenger rail in North America,” said Melina Kennedy, General Manager – Global Rail and Defense Business. “Cummins is pleased to partner with Siemens to bring innovative and dependable new technologies to market.”
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, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at youtube.com/cumminsengines.