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Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe and Koedood Marine Group sign joint development agreement for EU Stage V solution
Almere, the Netherlands. Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE) and Koedood Marine Group (Koedood) have signed a joint development agreement for an EU Stage V solution for the inland waterway market. Since the 1st of January 2020, new propulsion and auxiliary engines above 300 kW for inland waterway vessels need to comply with the EU Stage V emission regulations. As leading suppliers of propulsion and auxiliary systems to this market in Europe, MTEE and Koedood are joining forces.
Signing ceremony – from left to right: Peter Snijders (Koedood), Erik van Nieuwenhuizen (Koedood), Ronald Boensma (MTEE), Bernard Storm (Koedood), Martin Schenk (Koedood), Minoru Esaki (MTEE), Michel Vermeulen (MTEE), Morten Brix (MTEE), Nobuhito Iwata (MTEE) and Shoji Tanaka (MTEE).
The development consists of a certified EU Stage V Mitsubishi Marine Engine and after-treatment lineup for propulsion and auxiliary. The lineup is based on the Mitsubishi SR and SA-series, providing an output range from 470 up to 1960 kW. The tests and developments are performed at TNO*.
The development is a co-creation, where MTEE provides the technical engine knowledge and engineering support and Koedood its innovative leadership and inland waterway expertise. With the development, both parties want to ensure a durable, quality product with a quick time to market, compliant to the EU Stage V regulations. With the support of MTEE, Koedood will be the dedicated party for bringing these certified solutions to the market.
Peter Snijders from Koedood “We are very proud to offer a dedicated solution for the inland waterways, no compromises. Together with our long-term partner Mitsubishi we have taken the engine platforms and the after-treatment system from Koedood/Emigreen and are optimizing them together to realize the ideal settings for emissions, durability, reliability and economy for our global customers.”
The cooperation between MTEE and Koedood is based on their long-term partnership and mutual trust and respect for each other’s expertise. “Our marine engines are used around the globe in a large variety of applications. This shows the appreciation for our product, yet also makes it challenging to comply with all the different market needs. The inland waterways is an important market for us and by entering into this strategic partnership with our respected distributor Koedood, I am confident we are answering to the needs of this market.” says Morten Brix, General Manager at MTEE.
About Koedood Marine Group
Koedood Marine Group is the Mitsubishi Marine Engine distributor for the inland waterway market in the Benelux. With over 60 years of experience, Koedood offers both traditional propulsion and auxiliary systems and innovative solutions. In May 2021, Koedood Marine Group has become part of the STORM Group, located in Spelle, Germany.
About Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe
MTEE provides Mitsubishi Marine Engines and Generator Sets in an output range from 106 kW up to 3850 kW for a wide range of applications such as inland waterways, fishing, ferries, tugs and tankers. Mitsubishi Engines are preferred especially in applications demanding dependable, continuous operation combined with outstanding durability, excellent fuel efficiency and minimal requirements with respect to lubricants and spare parts. MTEE operates in the regions; Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. The company is part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group and is located in Almere, the Netherlands.
*TNO is the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research.
For inquiries related to the inland waterways in Benelux, please contact:
Director - Koedood Marine Group
For general inquiries regarding Mitsubishi worldwide, please contact:
Marketing Coordinator - Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V.