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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 supports the […]

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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 its design […]

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Westport Yachts Relies on MTU Engines to Power its Sought After Vessels

Westport Yacht has built a reputation in the industry and with boaters for designing and manufacturing sleek, luxurious yachts made from composite materials. These hand-crafted vessels stretch between 112 and 164 feet, allowing their owners and guests to ply some of the most pristine waters in the world. For nearly three decades, […]

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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, Washington, giving […]

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New MTU Engines on Shaver Tug Lead to Massive Fuel Savings

For years, our technicians in Ridgefield kept the Lassen, a Columbia River tug owned by Shaver Transportation Co., operational by servicing and rebuilding its two-cycle Detroit Diesel engines. But Shaver recently decided it was time to repower the Lassen to bring it more in line with the propulsion systems used in the […]

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Volvo Penta Powers Charter Operator’s Dream Boat

As a kid growing up in Alaska, Raymond Nix fell in love with the delta style aluminum-hulled, fishing boats he saw plying the waters near his home. The admiration only grew stronger when he became a charter operator. “I knew I had to have one,” he said. Nix’s dream is coming true […]

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Custom Design Solves Hospital’s Power Generation Needs

The third time proved to be the winner for Dmitry Kraskovsky when he suggested a unique solution to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center’s generation needs. The first two bids for improving the generators at the hospital in Auburn, Washington, didn’t quite meet the facility’s needs. Then, Dmitry came up with a hybrid paralleling […]

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Iconic Macy’s Building Challenged Power Generation Team

Macy’s department store in downtown Seattle occupies a prominent corner in the city’s bustling landscape. This iconic and historic building has undergone dramatic changes in the past few years as the retail footprint has shrunk and Amazon has taken up residence in the top six floors in the eight-story building. The transformation […]

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Sea Bear Owner Impressed With Volvo Penta Repower

Brian Wier ended his 15-year boat ownership drought when he acquired the 32-foot-long Sea Bear and began a repower that transformed this boat into something truly exceptional. PPG got to go along for the ride and helped guide Brian through his decisions regarding the Sea Bear’s propulsion system. Brian ultimately chose Volvo […]

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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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New NYPD Response Boat to be Powered by Volvo Penta

NYPD RB-M C new patrol boat

The newest response boat commissioned for the New York Police Department is the first for the organization that will be powered by Volvo Penta diesel inboard engines from Pacific Power Group. The Project The fifth Response Boat – Medium C (RB-M C) built by Oregon’s Vigor Industrial will join the fleet of […]

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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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Cutting Edge Military Patrol Boats Rely on Power Supplied by PPG & MTU

Throughout the past several years, SAFE Boats International has been working on a contract for the U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Force for their next generation patrol boat, the Mk VI. Part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) fleet of combatant craft, the Mk (or “Mark”) VI PB’s mission is to provide […]

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Thanks to PPG Marine and Volvo Penta, There Can Be Only One Highlander

Customer Bay Welding has finished a new custom 44 x 14 gill-netter, the Highlander, a Cook Inlet Stern Picker/Longliner combo vessel that was designed for high speed and comfort while fishing. And thanks to twin Volvo Penta D11 625 hp engines from Pacific Power Group’s Marine team and dealer In-Demand Marine, the Highlanderis a unique, powerful, and fuel-efficient project made possible.

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New Seattle Metro Ferries Powered by Pacific Power Group

If you take a ride on a new Washington State Ferry, it’s likely your vessel’s onboard power is provided by three Volvo Penta generators from Pacific Power Group. Volvo Penta diesel generators have been selected to power two new ferries for the Washington State fleet, including the Chimacum, which was recently delivered, […]

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How to Power an Unforgettable Tour Experience

Ocean Endeavor - Pacific Power Group

Adventure Bound Alaska has created memorable tours throughout the waters of Juneau, Alaska for decades – taking adventurers to see the Sawyer Glacier, Tracy Arm Fjord and numerous other breathtaking Alaskan sights.

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Reaching Great Heights: Repowering One of the Largest Yarder Towers in the World

Pacific Power Group working on Yarder

What piece of equipment is possibly strong enough to haul a five-ton tree through the dense forests of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula? Capable of pulling heavy logged trees from more than 5000 feet away, the Berger Yarder Tower is a true force in the forest, making logging and timber transportation easier for Dahlgren Logging Co. in the heavily wooded forests of Forks, Wash.

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Emergency Power Generation System Helps Critical Data Center Achieve 100% Uptime

infomart mtu - Pacific Power Group

Pacific Power Group, an authorized MTU Onsite Energy distributor and service provider for all generator brands, has commissioned the last three MTU Onsite Energy generators at Infomart’s Portland, Ore., data center.

Founded in 2006, Infomart is a leader in building, owning and operating wholesale data centers. Their 345,000 sq. ft. Portland data center is critically important to ensuring constant connectivity for vital web and cloud-based services around the country.

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An Engine Worth its Weight in Gold

buckhorn_mine - Pacific Power Group

Originally founded in the 1890’s, the town of Republic, Washington, is one of the original gold mining towns in the Pacific Northwest – second only to Yosemite in California during the 1850’s Gold Rush. In Republic, it is safe…

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New Seattle Metro Ferries Powered by Pacific Power Group

If you take a ride on a new Washington State Ferry, it’s likely your vessel’s onboard power is provided by three Volvo Penta generators from Pacific Power Group. Volvo Penta diesel generators have been selected to power two new ferries for the Washington State fleet, including the Chimacum, which was recently delivered, […]

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