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Volvo Penta showcases new 11-litre diesel engine for off-road applications

Volvo PentaVolvo Penta is showcasing its new 11-litre diesel engine, which is designed to run at 315kW, up from the initial 285kW, at the TOC Europe in Amsterdam from 27-29 June 2017


The upgraded D11 engine is a part of the company’s off-road diesel engine range and aimed at providing a wider range of material handling applications for industrial equipment, which include straddle carriers, reach stackers, cranes, terminal tractors and heavy forklift trucks.

The new D11 engine is a part of the company’s EU Stage V emission regulation solution strategy, which is expected to come into effect in 2019.

The company revealed that the EU Stage V solution will require a reduction in the number of particles emitted in addition to minimising the overall particle mass, as compared to the previous emissions stages.

According to the company, the engine has been designed with the matching exhaust after treatment system (EATS) and verified after extensive testing to comply with the Stage V emissions regulations.

Johan Carlsson, chief technology officer at Volvo Penta, said that the new D11 engine is aimed at helping the customers to reduce operational cost by enhancing productivity and uptime.

He added, “Providing excellent fuel efficiency in our engines is very important for us as it contributes to the low total operating costs of OEMs’ machinery, and offering good aftermarket support is another key factor in establishing good relationships with manufacturers and operators.”

The company added that the new 11-litre diesel engine has been equipped with a fixed geometry turbo, with an aim to reduce complexity and provide low noise during output.

In addition, the air inlet throttle, together with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and the electrical exhaust pressure governor (EPG), aims to deliver an effective heat management system during production.

Carlsson further commented, “With our regeneration strategy for Stage V, we have no seventh fuel injector as there is no need for high temperature sulphur regeneration in the SCR catalyst – only soot regeneration is needed to clean the DPF.”

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Hargeisa joins Air Arabia's growing African network

Airbus A320 200 Air Arabia Maroc MAC CN NMF MSN 4539 10223153743Two weekly flights connecting Sharjah and Hargeisa starting 4 July 2017

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China Habour Engineering Company sign port upgrade contract in Tanzania

china portChina Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has signed a contract to upgrade number one to seven berth in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania


On 10 June, CHEC and the Tanzanian Port Authority held a ceremony for the signing of the main contract for the upgrading of the berths No. 1-7 in the port of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania Minister of Transport Makame Mbarawa, Director of the Port Authority Deusdedit Kakoko attended the signing ceremony.

Tanzania Minister of Transport Makame Mbarawa, Director of the Port Authority Deusdedit Kakoko attended the signing ceremony.

The project is financed by the World Bank for a period of 36 months. The contract includes the creation of a new 30,000-ton ro-ro berth to upgrade the existing berths 1-7 of the port to enhance the overall capacity and service level of the port to enhance the port of Dar es Salaam as an important port in the East African region overall competitiveness.

It is a significant step forward for the Chinese Harbour Engineering Company as it takes on the first World Bank project in the last decade. The signing of the contract enhances the level of operations of Chinese companies in East Africa. 

The Dar es Salaam Port provides a gateway for 90 per cent of Tanzanian trade and is also the access route to six landlocked countries including Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda, and Eastern DRC. 

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RwandAir celebrate first direct flight to UK with travel trade competition

6432281483 1c31a45999 bTo celebrate the launch of the first direct flight between the UK and Rwanda, RwandAir has announced a new travel trade competition running until 14 July 2017

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Road transport is realising Africa's full potential

R390 road 001Moin Siddiqi reports on road transport, and its continuing critical role in realising Africa’s full potential 

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