After winning Best Generator Supplier in 2016 Cummins Onan has defended the title to retain the award in 2017. Looking through the list of vessels reviewed in 2017 we noticed that Cummins Onan again is the most popular brand installed. Put simply, it dominates the market.

“Consistency, reliability and aftermarket support are the key factors for Cummins Onan generators continuing to be the generator of choice in both commercial and recreational marine sectors”, Cummins told Ausmarine. Our digital generator sets, the “quiet diesel” series give you smart power with extensive diagnostics and are the first marine generators with self-monitoring capability and network communication. To support these products a large investment has been made to ensure a professional, well trained servicing dealer network is in place strategically located to ensure you don’t have to travel long distances to get support and after-market product satisfaction.”

The breadth of installations is staggering from single engine setups on pilot and patrol boats producing around 10kW for running steering gear and some electronics, up to multiple engine systems on passenger ferries generating close to 200kW for air conditioning systems, deck cranes and catering and entertainment equipment.

“At Cummins, our mission demands that ‘everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.’ We have an unwavering commitment to produce the cleanest and most fuel efficient products in the world”, said a representative when asked about the future of power generation and developments in emission reduction technology. “Cummins is going beyond just meeting emissions to enhance engine performance and meet or exceed customer needs, including designing marine products to meet IMO’s Green Passport requirements for zero impact disposal and offering premium options to help minimise your carbon footprint. The emissions solutions we use today are the direct result of a technology plan that was put in place in the early 1990s. It is a plan that will carry us through 2018 and beyond.”

*As published in the January/February 2018 Ausmarine Magazine

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