Liebherr’s New Diesel Assembly Line

Liebherr has inaugurated a new assembly line for larger diesel engines at its Liebherr Components’ plant in Colmar, France.

The building of the new assembly plant started in 2012 with the move of operations in 2014. In 2016, Liebherr secured an agreement with Kohler/SDMO for the supply of its D98 engines for SDMO’s gen-sets – in which they are officially referred to as KD175 series engines.

The engine production, which for now is limited to 12-cylinder and 16-cylinder units for the gen-sets under the agreement with Kohler, closed at near 100 units in 2017 and is expected to reach about 250 in 2018 with a forecast to reach about 500 units within the next two years. The ramp up of production includes the diversification of applications for the new D98 engine series, which is expected to be utilized in heavy mining vehicles, in railcars and locomotives, and in stationary application for the oil & gas industry.

The 12-cylinder D9812 diesel engine is currently undergoing field test in a Liebherr 240-ton mining truck in the USA and in a 400-ton Liebherr R9400 mining excavator in a quarry not far from Colmar.

(Read more in one of the next issues of Diesel Progress and Diesel Progress International).

Related Articles

Origin, Kirloskar Ink Engine Deal
Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements
VW Raided Again Over Diesel Emissions
Rolls-Royce In Fuel Cell Project
Rolls-Royce, AVK In Gen-Set Deal
CNH Sells Ag-Bag To RCI Engineering
Cummins Laying Off 2000
AGCO, Comer Engineering Agreement

Latest News

BYD Tabs Tesla Exec
Origin, Kirloskar Ink Engine Deal
Deutz-Kukje Engine Deal Now Official
Monitoring For Marine Thrusters
Space Going For NFPA Exec Program
Allison Upgrades Army Transmission
Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements
VW Raided Again Over Diesel Emissions
Marine Jack-Up Gearboxes

Magazine Issue Archive

Diesel Progress – December 2019
Diesel Progress International November-December 2019
Diesel Progress – November 2019
Diesel Progress – October 2019
Diesel Progress International – September – October 2019
Diesel Progress – September 2019
Diesel Progress – August 2019
Diesel Progress International – July – August 2019
Diesel Progress – July 2019
Diesel Progress – June 2019

Login

Forgotten Password?

Haven’t got an account? Click here to register.