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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 Tomco’s 365 hull and deck. The overall design is meant to deliver […]

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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 with a faulty injector. The Klondike Express had finished the first cruise […]

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Customer Profile: Lonny Lofts

Our customer Lonny Lofts started trucking a few months after graduating high school in 1980. In 1982, he bought his first Western Star truck, a 1970 with a 318 Detroit Diesel Engine. He and his father went to the Western Star factory in 1984 to watch the trucks being built, and his […]

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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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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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Signet Maritime Tug Project Marries Uptime with Power and Maneuverability

Pacific Power Group’s Marine team has recently provided Houston-based Signet Maritime with power systems and engineering support to help make their new tugboat one of the best on the water. Pacific Power Group was presented with a unique opportunity outside our standard territory to help supply a MTU marine power system for […]

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