New joint venture brand: D’BLUE
[ Published in HOERBIGER@MOTION 03/2013 ]
Until a few years ago, large diesel engines for ships and locomotives in the 100 kilowatt per cylinder power class and higher were prestigious products of machine manufacturers from Europe and North America. In terms of quantity, Asia—notably China and South Korea—are now playing a leading role in the premium class of engine construction: established international players as well as numerous regional firms in Asia are building a far greater number of large diesel engines than any other industrial location in the world.
To be an effective contender in this fiercely competitive market, HOERBIGER and large diesel engine specialist L'Orange formed an alliance to develop their markets in Asia. The innovation and technology leaders from Europe have faced the competition under the new D'BLUE brand since the beginning of 2013, acting as a system supplier for large-bore engines with compression ignition, and notably for injection and control technology.
The two companies are utilizing their leading technology position to meet the growing requirements of the large-bore engine market with efficient and environmentally friendly integrated solutions. L’Orange is supplying diesel injection technology, and HOERBIGER is providing its Ported Fuel Injector valves, actuators and engine management systems from the portfolio of the Engine Solutions Business Segment.
Efficient injection systems are a key technology for the development of ecologically sound diesel engines. They make it possible to lower harmful emissions, improve fuel efficiency, and extend service life. Notably dual-fuel systems, which are engines that run on both diesel and natural gas, will increase in importance.
D'BLUE offers its customers solutions with optimally harmonized components. These will play a role in assuring that modern industrial and marine engines comply with the high emissions and fuel efficiency targets that have been set for the future by operators and supervisory authorities.