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Pacific Power Group: Anchoring Maritime Operations in San Diego and South California

Pacific Power Group mtu, Volvo Penta, FPT marine engine south California

In Southern California, Pacific Power Group (PPG) operates as a key resource for marine propulsion needs, specializing in mtu parts and service. In San Diego, PPG is your source for a wide range of vessels from commercial vessels to leisure crafts.   As an authorized mtu distributor, Pacific Power Group…

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Shadowfax Repower Features Newest Volvo Penta DPI Sterndrives

Gregg Williams’ boating season last year didn’t go quite as planned. Problems with the drives on his 30-foot monohulled Sea Sport named Shadowfax forced him to miss time on the water. It also left him in a bit of a predicament – buy a new boat or repower Shadowfax. Williams…

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Mavrik Marine Selects MTU Engines for New Ferry

A newly designed fast ferry that will soon go into service in the San Francisco Bay Area will reshape the commute for thousands of residents, giving them a faster option. The 300-passenger fast ferry named Dorado is being built by Mavrik Marine Inc. of La Conner, Washington, and will be…

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Gunderson Marine Utilizes Volvo Penta Engines to Meet Emission Standards

The newest articulated tank barge Gunderson Marine is building for Overseas Shipholding Group will be one of the first in the world to be dual certified as meeting EPA Tier 3 and IMO III emission standards. The barge is reaching this monumental milestone because of the Volvo Penta engines recommended…

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MTU Powers North America’s First Tier 4 Final Log Stacker

A 50-year legacy of building innovation in its log stackers continues for Komatsu, which recently unveiled its newest version, the 45 Series electric log stacker that becomes the first in North America to use a Tier 4 engine. Letourneau Inc., a subsidiary of Komatsu, built two log stackers that are…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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