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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 more impressive is that MTU powered three of the winners and Pacific […]

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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 has joined the PPG team as Vice President, Marine as of December. […]

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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. Pacific Power Group has had a long-time relationship with Zidell, most recently […]

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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 equally-spec’d truck with an Eaton Procision dual clutch transmission (DCT) and found […]

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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 Group. Commissioned by DARPA and created by Leidos, ACTUV was built by […]

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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 selected as the provider best able to fulfill the stringent requirements of […]

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