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PPG Keeps Greyhound and Bolt Buses On Schedule

When you’ve got a fleet of buses that will travel 1.5 million miles in a lifetime, uptime is a premium. You need those buses working and keeping your passengers safe. For Greyhound’s fleet in the Pacific Northwest, that means trusting […]

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PPG Outfits New Tug Project With Volvo Penta Engine

Tomco Marine Group’s newest project, the Waypoint 36, allows the LaConner, Washington, boat builder to experience a new power system – Volvo Penta diesel inboard engines supplied by Pacific Power Group. The Waypoint is based on the fiberglass construction of […]

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Dispelling Generator Misconceptions

Generators, despite what some might think, are not plug and play. It’s true that most manufacturers follow international rating standards as it pertains to a generator’s performance parameters. Small variations by manufacturers, however, can cause confusion and ultimately an underperforming […]

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PPG’s Anchorage Team Helps Longtime Customer Keep Cruise Schedule

A dedicated team of techs from Pacific Power Group’s Anchorage office were deep into preseason engine maintenance on one of two day-cruise vessels Phillips Cruises & Tours operates out of Whittier, Alaska, when the M/V Klondike Express returned to port […]

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Recognized for Work on 2017 Significant Boats

MTU powered vessels

WorkBoat magazine each year recognizes ten newly built commercial vessels as Significant Boats of the year for standing out as models for the industry. Tug boats dominated the voting in 2017 with five capturing slots in the top 10. Even […]

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Pacific Power Group Welcomes New VP of Marine Divison

Pacific Power Group (PPG) is pleased to announce a new addition to our Marine Division. Our organization has been seeking out the right leader to help expand our commitment to shareholders, employees, and customers. After a lengthy search, Doug Schwedland […]

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A Final Farewell to Long-Time Customer Zidell Marine

Nearly a year ago, Jay Zidell, President of Zidell Marine Corporation (ZMC), announced that their family-owned company would cease work at its SW Portland shipyard after the launch of its last ship, a tank barge under construction for Harley Marine. […]

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New Allison Transmissions Study Shows 5% Better Fuel Economy

A recent study from Allison Transmission shows better fuel economy when compared to an identical truck equipped with an Eaton Procision® transmission. A certified, third-party fuel economy testing facility tested the Allison 2500 SeriesTM automatic with FuelSense® technology against an […]

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A New Submarine Hunter Spends Months Searching Thanks to MTU Engines From Pacific Power Group

ACTUV launch

A new autonomous drone vessel called ACTUV, which hunts unfriendly, difficult-to-find submarines for extended periods of time, has been made possible due to the fuel efficiency and reliability of 12V 2000 M94 MTU diesel engine systems supplied by Pacific Power […]

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Pacific Power Group Awarded Exclusive $39 Million Engine Overhaul Contract for US Coast Guard

The US Coast Guard (USCG) recently announced that Pacific Power Group has been awarded the contract as sole provider for rebuilding MTU 8V396 diesel engines for their Marine Protector class 87’ Coastal Patrol Boats. After months of review, we were […]

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Volvo Penta Expands Service School Offerings in North America

Our partners at Volvo Penta have been offering technical training classes for dealer and OEM service technicians. They have recently announced an expansion of the service school offerings for technical training. Their current locations now include: •  Georgian College in […]

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Volvo Penta Partnership Fuses Emissions Standards with Innovations

At the end of May, Pacific Power Group’s marine power systems partner Volvo Penta announced a new engine and aftertreatment concept to comply with new IMO Tier III standards. The solution is based on the company’s own experience, along with […]

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