According to a news release from WorkBoat.com, Cummins has unveiled its newest engine. It is also the largest engine from Cummins.
Named the Hedgehog, the engine (also called QSK95) is a new evolution of high-speed and high-power engines that Cummins envisions releasing to the market over the coming years.
Per Tom Linebarger of Cummins, “this is the most powerful high-speed diesel ever made. We put everything we know into this engine.” That’s quite a statement!
Here’s what to expect from the new engine:
- High speed and high-power performance
- Deep structural strength
- Ultra-low emissions standards
- Increased Uptime and Serviceability
From our perspective, it’s great to see more options in the mid power range – quite useful for propulsion and auxiliary power. We feel that the more high-quality engines there are being supplied to the marine industry, the better it is for everyone. Competition equals better efficiency.
It’s also good to read that Cummins was developing the engine with EPA Tier 4 in mind. The initial reports about emissions looks promising. It’s good to see real ‘green action’.
What are your thoughts about the new Hedgehog?