MANKATO, Minn.--(MTU Onsite Energy, a Tognum Group subsidiary, has received a Bronze Award in the eighth annual Product of the Year competition for its diesel-powered generator set based on the MTU 8V Series 1600 engine. Sponsored by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, the award recognizes the best products introduced in 2011, according to votes cast by professional engineers in 10 categories.)--
The award-winning generator set brings enhanced levels of fuel efficiency, durability and flexibility to the important 400 kW power node. For maximum flexibility in a variety of applications, the unit is standby-rated to a 24-hour average load factor of 85 percent with a varying load — as compared with the typical 70 percent 24-hour average load factor. This makes the MTU Onsite Energy 8V Series 1600 generator set ideal for demanding applications such as mission-critical standby.
MTU Onsite Energy also received Product of the Year Awards in 2008 for its 3,250 kW Series 4000 generator set and in 2010 for its 12V, 10V and 6-cylinder inline configurations of the Series 1600 generator set. The Product of the Year Awards were established to present Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers with the top new products in the major mechanical/engineering/plumbing engineering system disciplines the professional trade magazine regularly covers: HVAC, building automation and controls, plumbing, fire protection, communications, electrical, power generation, test instruments, software and lighting.
About MTU Onsite Energy
MTU Onsite Energy is a leading producer of diesel-powered generator sets from 30 to 3,250 kW and natural-gas-powered generator sets from 30 to 400 kW for standby, prime power and cogeneration applications. The company also provides automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, controls and accessories for complete power system solutions. MTU Onsite Energy is a subsidiary of Tognum America Inc., part of the Germany-based Tognum Group.
About Tognum America
Tognum America (formerly MTU Detroit Diesel) is a Tognum Group company and is responsible for the manufacture, sales and support of MTU and MTU Onsite Energy branded products in North and Latin America.
With its two business units, Engines and Onsite Energy, the Tognum Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines and propulsion systems for off-highway applications and of distributed power generation systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kW of power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW and gas turbines up to 45,000 kW.
The product portfolio of the Engines business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The Onsite Energy business unit supplies distributed power generation systems carrying the MTU Onsite Energy brand.
These comprise diesel engines for emergency power, prime power and continuous power, as well as cogeneration power plants based on gas engines and gas turbines that generate both power and heat. Tognum’s product portfolio also features fuel-injection systems built by L’Orange.
In 2011, Tognum generated revenue of around €2.97 billion and employs more than 10,000 people. Tognum has a global manufacturing, distribution and service structure with 24 fully consolidated companies, more than 140 sales partners and more than 500 authorized dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. Since September 2011, Engine Holding GmbH, a joint venture between Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Group plc, has had a majority holding in Tognum.