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Volvo Penta expands its range of innovative IPS for the marine commercial market

Gothenburg (Volvo Penta) - The new Inboard Performance System (IPS) showcases Volvo Penta’s latest innovations in marine engineering. A decade after the division first introduced its ingenious design as an all-in-one complete propulsion system, the new model has been developed and optimized to fit the D8 engines for the commercial market.

 

The new Inboard Performance System (IPS) showcases Volvo Penta’s latest innovations in marine engineering (Photo: Volvo Penta)

 

Together with a new 8-liter engine launched for the marine commercial market, the latest Volvo Penta IPS package reconfirms Volvo Penta as a pioneer in the marine industry. For customers, this means an even greater choice of high performance vessels in which to use the revolutionary IPS.“It is all about propulsion efficiency and productivity for the yards, designers and operators. This is a fantastic move for us and our customers,” says Jakob Ursby, strategy manager for Volvo Penta’s Marine Commercial sector. “It means that many more applications will be able to benefit from the advantages of using this system.”  

Commercial uses of the Volvo Penta IPS include coastguard patrols and patrol, pilots, passenger transportation and fast work boats.  

Since its first inception in 2005, Volvo Penta has continually developed its IPS pods to offer an integrated propulsion package with greater performance, fuel efficiency, maneuverability and comfort than a traditional propulsion system.

From its milestone launch in the marine industry, the system has consistently offered the highest productivity with excellent fuel efficiency, leading to savings in operating costs for customers. The sleek design features forward-facing twin counter-rotating propellers which are mounted beneath the hull. As the propellers operate in undisturbed water, they cause less drag, which improves performance and fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to traditional inboard engines.

 
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