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Moteurs Baudouin, the French manufacturer of marine and power generation diesel and gas engines, has signed an international distribution and service agreement with Power Solutions International (PSI)
The agreement will see Baudouin expanding its product range, offering the PSI rich burn gas engine range to the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. The partnership is a perfect complement to Baudouin’s PowerKit diesel and lean burn gas product lines, as it means the company can deliver across the full spectrum of power solutions and provides even more choice for Baudouin’s clients around the globe.
Founded in France more than a century ago, Baudouin is a proven market leader in quality diesel and gas engines for marine and power generation applications. With headquarters in Cassis, France, and additional manufacturing based in Weifang, China, Pune, India and Tutayev, Russia, product sales and servicing are available in more than 130 countries, across six continents.
PSI, based near Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of a broad range of advanced, emission-certified engines and power systems. The company’s unique in-house design, prototyping, engineering and testing capacities allow PSI to customise clean, high performance engines to run on a wide variety of fuels, including natural gas, propane, gasoline, diesel and biofuels.
Both brands are united as part of the Weichai Group, a diverse international conglomerate which owns powertrain, vehicle, marine, construction machinery, intelligent logistics, fuel cells, agricultural machinery, control systems, and other business segments. Weichai has operations in 55 countries with 500 authorised service centres worldwide, which brings an expanded global business footprint to the Baudouin and PSI partnership.
The first public outing for the newly announced partner companies, was the Middle East Energy show held from 7-9 March 2022 in Dubai, UAE. At the show, Baudouin showcased the groundbreaking 8.8L 200 kWe PSI engine.
For gas standby power generation applications, its the highest output ever recorded from such displacement. In order to achieve this rating, several advanced engineering improvements in material design, engine design, and engine cooling have been implemented.
PSI has also gained a US patent for the engine (US11,143,093 B2) with a second one pending.
A stepping stone to a fully renewable energy infrastructure, gas power provides an opportunity for a smooth transition towards zero emissions, until large scale fully renewable energies are available. And, more new products are already in development, maximising the shared expertise of both companies. These include new gas products from LPG and LNG to biogas under the Baudouin and PSI brands.
The new collective product portfolio of both Baudouin and PSI promises clients around the EMEA region the most competitive and complete range of power solutions available across all applications.
The comprehensive product offering and market strengths across both companies, makes the new agreement between Baudouin and PSI a winning partnership, and an exciting new development for the industry in 2022.