Power & Water

Moteurs Baudouin announces new partnership with Power Solutions International

Fabrizio Judson MEEMoteurs Baudouin, the French manufacturer of marine and power generation diesel and gas engines has signed an international distribution and service agreement with Power Solutions International (PSI)

The agreement will see Baudouin expanding its product range, offering the PSI rich burn gas engine range to the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. The partnership is a perfect complement to Baudouin’s PowerKit diesel and lean burn gas product lines, as it means the company can deliver across the full spectrum of power solutions and provides even more choice for Baudouin’s clients around the globe.

Founded in France more than a century ago, Baudouin is a proven market leader in quality diesel and gas engines for marine and power generation applications. With headquarters in Cassis, France, and additional manufacturing based in Weifang, China, Pune, India and Tutayev, Russia, product sales and servicing are available in more than 130 countries, across six continents.

PSI, based near Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of a broad range of advanced, emission-certified engines and power systems. The company’s unique in-house design, prototyping, engineering and testing capacities allow PSI to customise clean, high performance engines to run on a wide variety of fuels, including natural gas, propane, gasoline, diesel and biofuels.

Both brands are united as part of the Weichai Group, a diverse international conglomerate which owns powertrain, vehicle, marine, construction machinery, intelligent logistics, fuel cells, agricultural machinery, control systems, and other business segments. Weichai has operations in 55 countries with 500 authorised service centres worldwide, which brings an expanded global business footprint to the Baudouin and PSI partnership.

The first public outing for the newly announced partner companies, was the Middle East Energy show held from 7-9 March 2022 in Dubai, UAE. At the show, Baudouin showcased the groundbreaking 8.8L 200 kWe PSI engine.

For gas standby power generation applications, its the highest output ever recorded from such displacement. In order to achieve this rating, several advanced engineering improvements in material design, engine design, and engine cooling have been implemented.

PSI has also gained a US patent for the engine (US11,143,093 B2) with a second one pending.

 A stepping stone to a fully renewable energy infrastructure, gas power provides an opportunity for a smooth transition towards zero emissions, until large scale fully renewable energies are available. And, more new products are already in development, maximising the shared expertise of both companies. These include new gas products from LPG and LNG to biogas under the Baudouin and PSI brands.

The new collective product portfolio of both Baudouin and PSI promises clients around the EMEA region the most competitive and complete range of power solutions available across all applications.

The comprehensive product offering and market strengths across both companies, makes the new agreement between Baudouin and PSI a winning partnership, and an exciting new development for the industry in 2022.

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Wilo to discuss the future of water innovation and opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Water Business Forum

Wilo 22 march Rishi BhojwaniWilo Middle East, one of the leading manufacturers of pumps and other water management solutions, is set to participate at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Water Business Forum on 22 March 2022, in light of the Expo Water Week and the United Nations-led World Water Day

 Rishi Bhojwani, service director at Wilo MENA, will take part in a panel discussion themed

‘Future Development of Water as a Source of Connectivity,’ which will be held in the Estonia Pavilion.

The Expo 2020 Water Week will bring businesses together in an effort to create new opportunities for communities, while also improving water resources and ecosystems. Wilo's participation in the forum is intended to foster partnerships and harness innovation, as well as to discuss and address issues related to water access, management, and distribution in a sustainable way. 

The theme, ‘Future Development of Water as a source of connectivity,’ will discuss a range of topics such as innovations to advance water sustainability, port development and maritime transport connectivity, and accessibility to water for urban and rural communities. The session will further conclude with a Q&A session, where participants can actively interact with the panellists.

“It is a great honour for us to be participating at the Expo 2020’s Water Business Forum. As a result of the global water shortage, water is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity. We foresee the uninterrupted supply of clean water for drinking, agriculture, and industrial practices as one of the greatest challenges in the future, and aim to offer tailored solutions to tackle it. Wilo has been constantly working on effective approaches that tackle water management issues, which is why we are excited to participate in the Water Business Forum,” stated Bhojwani. 

The special Water Week at Expo 2020 will allow citizens, stakeholders, and constituents to discover ways to preserve and sustainably manage water. In addition, the Water Business Forum aims to highlight progress and best practices in ensuring clean and adequate water for people, industries, and the planet. Wilo's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai will mark another milestone in the firm's success, as it is one of the largest events in the region.


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