GE Tests 1st Tier 4 Compliant Evolution Engine

GE Transportation announced this week that it has evaluated the performance, emissions and mechanical properties of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine.

It is the first engine to be tested at its Grove City, Pa., plant and will now be sent to one of GE’s locomotive assembly facilities to be installed into a GE Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive. GE has assembly plants in Erie, Pa., and Fort Worth, Texas.

“We are committed to delivering Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotives to our customers. We’ve already manufactured 27 engines and the completion of this test is a major step forward in our Tier 4 journey. Through the efforts of the GE team in Grove City, we’ll be able to validate the test cell and the production process and make improvements to our overall plan,” said Tina Donikowski, vice president of GE Locomotives, Marine, and Stationary & Drill, in a news release.

The Grove City plant handles new and remanufactured diesel engines for locomotives, marine and stationary power applications.

Producing 3,000 engines a year, Grove City is one of the largest locomotive diesel engine manufacturing sites in the world.
GE began building Evolution Series engines in 2003.

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