Transamerica Delaval Licensed To Build Stork-Werkspoor Diesel

Transamerica Delaval Inc. has announced the signing of an agreement with Stork-Werkspoor Diesel B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, to market and manufacture SWD's TM620 diesel engines in the U.S. and Canada. The "Enterprise- SWD" TM620 will be m a n u f a c t u r e d exclusively at Transamerica Delaval's Engine and Compressor Division located in Oakland, Calif. Producing up to 2,000 horsepower per cylinder, the Enterprise-SWD TM620 is the largest medium-speed diesel in the world.

In making the joint announcement with the Dutch firm, Transamerica Delaval Engine and Compressor Division general manager Clinton S. Mathews said, "This diesel's excellent fuel economy and the capability of burning degraded heavy fuels are key credentials in today's energy-conscious world." Addition of the Enterprise- SWD TM620 broadens Transamerica D e l a v a l ' s t e c h n o l o gy base and extends the product line capability to 24,000 horsepower, providing the company the most e x t e n s i v e medium-speed diesel engine range available in North America from one manufacturer. Marketing of the Enterprise- SWD will be handled through Transamerica Delaval's Energy Products Sales organization with offices in 23 U.S. cities and four Canadian locations.

Both Transamerica Delaval and Stork-Werkspoor were f o u n d ed at the turn of the century and have e x t e n s i v e experience in heavy machinery and marine fields. The U.S. firm has long worked with Dutch companies and participates in a joint venture called Delaval-Stork.

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