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MN 100 Market Leaders
VOLVO PENTA OF THE AMERICAS
The Case: The Case:
Vigor is a company that honors great industrial work For over 100 years Volvo Penta has led the marine indus- and accomplishes complex projects in Marine, Aerospace try in developing new engine innovations that boost per- & Defense and Energy & Infrastructure. The diverse port- formance, reduce fuel consumption and emissions, extend folio of work gives the ? rm the ability to apply lessons service life and minimize downtime. As a part of the Volvo learned in one area across industries fostering innovative Group, Volvo Penta draws on the R&D and engineering re- solutions and value to our customers. sources of one of the world’s largest engine manufacturers.
The Company: The Company:
Vigor is a values-driven, diversi? ed industrial business Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over operating in seven locations with 2,300 people in Or- 130 countries, is a global manufacturer of engines and egon, Washington and Alaska. Built around a collection of complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial unique assets and differentiated capabilities, Vigor excels applications. The engine program comprises diesel and at specialized shipbuilding and ship repair. Vigor’s marine gasoline engines with power outputs ranging from 10 to fabrication teams build high performance, mission-critical 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta engines are type approved by major vessels for combatant, unmanned and port security ap- classi? cation societies and comply with all applicable na- plications as well as ferries, ? reboats, survey vessels, tugs, tional and international emission regulations. and a variety of aluminum workboats. Vigor’s shipbuild- Volvo Penta’s extensive product line for the US commer- ing experts take pride in delivering quality workmanship, cial and SOLAS marine market includes 3-16 liter Tier 3 on time and on budget. Vigor ship repair and conversion diesel engines in inboard sterndrive and IPS con? gurations, teams operate out of three primary locations with eight as well as gensets and auxiliary engines for fuel barge pumps. dry docks including the largest ? oating dry dock in North Target markets include Coast Guard and patrol boats, short-
American. Key customers include MARAD, the U.S. sea and river transport, pilot launches, crew and supply ves-
Coast Guard, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Vigor has sels, barges, research vessels, passenger ferries and sightsee- built a positive culture that honors the work they do, the ing vessels, workboats, tugs and ? shing boats. Volvo Penta’s workers who do it and the world we live in. Proven perfor- new-generation marine diesel engines provide higher torque mance, cost effective design and exceptional quality are the out of the hole, better performance at all rpm ranges and hallmarks of Vigor built workboats. the lowest costs of ownership with lower fuel consumption,
Vigor took possession of its new state-of-the-art alumi- longer service life and less downtime on the job.
num fabrication facility in Vancouver, WA in July. Produc- In May, Volvo Penta unveiled a large number of new com- tion will be anchored by the nearly billion dollar contract mercial marine propulsion products and upgrades. These the company was awarded to build the U.S. Army’s new include a comprehensive makeover for D4 and D6 marine landing craft. Other government programs will be built at engines, including new fuel injection system, new turbo- the site along with aluminum fast ferries and commercial charger, new supercharger and redesigned cylinder head, workboats. The inaugural project at the facility will be two pistons, valves and crankshaft, and a new DPI Aquamatic 56’ pilot boats for the Port of Los Angeles. Vigor is steadily sterndrive with a silent hydraulic clutch, just to name a few.
increasing its export portfolio. Two Response Boat – Me- The new Volvo Penta IPS-powered Virginian Pilots diums (RB-M) are on their way to Jordan and six RB-Ms launch, delivered by Gladding-Hearn in 2018, was named will be delivered to Bahrain this year. https://vigor.net/ a Boat of the Year by MarineNews. www.volvopenta.com