Ricardo, Weichai To Develop Power Gen Engines
China’s Weichai Power and the U.K.-based engineering consultant Ricardo plc, have announced a pre-concept study for a new Weichai engine family for power generation applications from 1 to 3 MW. The companies said the new engine line is projected to be internationally competitive and targeted at both Chinese and export markets
The contract calls for Ricardo to collaborate with Weichai on a pre-concept study for the new family of engines with configurations ranging from in-line six-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.
“Weichai Power is pleased to be collaborating with Ricardo on this innovative new engine concept study,” said Weichai Power executive president 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.”