Ricardo wins new engine design contract from China’s Weichai Power

Ricardo wins new engine design contract from China’s Weichai Power
19 February 2013

 Mr Sun Shaojun of Wiechai (left) shakes hands with Gary Tan of Ricardo (right)

  • Pre-concept study for a new engine family intended for power generation applications of 1-3 MW
  • New product to be internationally competitive and targeted at both Chinese and export markets
  • Underscores Ricardo’s leading position in large engine technology and the Chinese market

Weichai Power is one of China’s leading engine manufacturers for the commercial vehicle, off-highway, marine and power generation markets. Under the contract signed in the presence of chairman Tan Xuguang of Weichai Power, Ricardo CEO Dave Shemmans and Ricardo Asia president Gary Tan, Ricardo will collaborate with Weichai on a pre-concept study for the new family of engines of configurations ranging from in-line 6-cylinder to V16 variants. The new engine is targeted at achieving internationally competitive levels of performance and fuel economy and durability and cost of ownership.

“We are extremely proud to be able to announce this new collaboration with Weichai Power,” commented Ricardo Asia president Gary Tan. “This contract is a further demonstration both of Ricardo’s leadership in large engine technology and commitment to the Chinese market. We look forward to progressing the design of a world-class engine family with Weichai in the power generation and related industrial sectors.”

“Weichai Power is pleased to be collaborating with Ricardo on this innovative new engine concept study,” said Weichai Power executive president Mr Sun Shaojun. “The mission of our company is ‘Green Power, International Weichai’ and this collaboration with Ricardo is very much aligned with the aspiration of Weichai to produce fuel efficient engines that are both clean and internationally competitive.”


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