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Marine Team Hits Milestone With 100th Engine Overhaul For U.S. Coast Guard

The Pacific Power Group (PPG) engine overhaul facility in Kent, Washington, reached a  milestone recently with the group’s completion of the 100th MTU 8v396 engine overhaul  for the U.S. Coast Guard as part of a long-term service contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The MTU 1100 kW engine…

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Newest Research Boat at University of Alaska Powered by Volvo Penta Engines

The College of Fisheries and Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has added to its fleet a new research vessel, which was constructed by Armstrong Marine. The research vessel Nanuq arrived in Seward, Alaska, this summer. Our marine team worked with Armstrong Marine of Port Angeles, Washington, during…

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Our Dyno Test Erases Worries About Your On-Highway Engine’s Performance

If a car’s engine fails to put out the manufacturer cited horsepower, that’s likely to get a shoulder shrug from the owner. A commercial truck, however, needs to hit those performance standards, otherwise the owner loses money. The dyno testing center at our On-Highway shop in Kent, Washington, assures truck…

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Volvo Penta Unveils Hybrid Marine Propulsion System

The revolutionary Inboard Performance System (IPS) Volvo Penta introduced in 2005 made shockwaves in the marine industry by facing the twin counter-rotating propellers forward rather than backwards. The impact of this new design was recently recognized for its inventive design when Volvo Penta was asked to be a presenter at…

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Power Gen Team Builds Gensets for Alaska Villages

Two remote villages in Alaska are anxiously awaiting the arrival of several generator sets that are set to be delivered at the end of summer. The systems will be the sole source of power for each of these hamlets. Production of the gensets is underway at our facility in Ridgefield,…

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