High-Performance Turbocharger

GE’s expertise in gas turbine technology

contributes to an industry-leading

design for performance in the turbocharger.

A high compression ratio

improves efficiency across the load

range. Dual modular pulse piping

preserves exhaust pulse energy for

maximal thermal efficiency, and the

stainless dual exhaust pipe exhibits

long component life.

V228 components

Designed for high reliability and low life-cycle costs

The low-emissions solution

Proven EFI technology, integrated with GE’s PowerStar™

engine control module, makes V228 engines the natural

choice for environmental compliance. Without exhaust

gas treatment, NOx emissions are below MARPOL

Annex VI regulatory standards. V228 engines comply

with U.S. EPA Marine Tier 1 and Tier 2 standards as well.

Unitized Power Assembly

Four-bolt mounting makes assembly

removal fast and easy. Electron-beam

welding of the steel liner to the forged

head prevents leakage. Stainless steel

valve seats, inconel exhaust, chromed

intake valves and valve rotators extend

overhaul intervals and component life.


Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

Our EFI systems ensure compliance

to all major regulatory standards.

Precise fuel management and control

also yields fuel savings. The reliability

and performance of electronic fuel

injection technologies from GE have

been proven with more than 150

million hours of engine service over

the past decade.

High-Strength Pistons

Forged steel crowns with forced oil

lubrication and cooling promote heat

reduction for longer life. A threering

arrangement, which distributes

pressure more evenly, and a cut-back

design decrease lube oil consumption.

A lightweight aluminum skirt offers

high heat resistance. The master

and articulated rod share a common

journal, minimizing engine length

while maximizing bearing width.


Segmented Camshaft

The camshaft in a V228 engine is

arranged in individual sections for

easy inspection and maintenance.

Forged and hardened camshaft

lobes reduce wear. Oversized

end bearings decrease loads for

longer camshaft life.

Heavy-Duty Crankshaft

The engine’s one-piece crankshaft is

forged from high-quality steel, nitride-

hardened for long life. Hefty

journals and crank pins minimize

surface loads, and large radii fillet

welded counterweights reduce stress

for longer crankshaft life.


Tolerant Tri-Metal Main Bearings

The main bearings are oversized to

reduce pressure while providing

exceptional oil-wedge formation for

low wear. A sacrificial run in overlay

promotes rapid conformity at start-up.

A nickel barrier ensures superior heat

resistance, while a lead tin overlay

serves as a high-tolerance contaminant

trap for particles and degraded oil.

GE’s V228 Series engines are designed to power workboats, tugs, towboats, offshore supply vessels, ferries, dredges, fishing vessels and other marine transport applications. Dependable and durable, these medium-speed engines are among the best in their class for fuel efficiency and low life-cycle costs. Engines are available in 8-, 12- and 16-cylinder configurations.

V228 Series engine specifications

Rugged and reliable

Rigid Cast Mainframe

The V228 engine mainframes feature

high-strength, monobloc cast-iron

construction. All water, fuel and

exhaust piping is externally mounted,

eliminating the potential for internal

contamination. Large access doors

allow for easier maintenance, and

generous casing and ribbed

cross-members dampen vibration

GEs high-performance V228 Series diesel engines

V228 Series engines—Dependable,

long-lasting marine power

GE has been designing and building high-performance diesel engines for more than 40 years.

Today, we’re one of the leading manufacturers of medium-speed engines in the world. Our

V228 Series engines produce continuous power from 1045 kw to 3060 kw. With exceptional

reliability and operating costs among the lowest in their class, V228 engines from GE are the

right choice for dependable, efficient power.


They work harder.

GE’s V228 engines are high-compression, four-stroke, medium-speed, turbocharged, electronically fuel injected,

class-approved engines designed and built for rigorous marine applications. Our medium-speed engines are

proven reliable, with more than 150 million hours of service. They are also among the most fuel-efficient engines

in their class.


They go longer.

With rugged construction and quality-assured parts, V228 engines are capable of operating cost-effectively for

more than 20 years. Most components can go without overhaul for up to 40,000 hours on a typical marine duty

cycle. Among medium-speed engines on the market, V228 engines offer one of the lowest life-cycle costs.


They run smarter.

A high-capacity turbocharger, electronic fuel injection and efficient combustion management come together

in V228 engines to make fuel and lube oil consumption as well as emissions among the lowest in the industry.

V228 engines comply with MARPOL Annex VI and U.S. EPA Marine Tier 1 and Tier 2 requirements.

The easy-to-maintain engine

The modularized construction of our V228 engines

improves maintainability. Among the features that

make maintenance easier are large access doors on

the engine mainframe to reach bearings and other

crankcase components. The segmented camshaft,

sectional exhaust manifold and unitized power

assembly are features that simplify removal and

replacement of components.

Marinsa International Inc, 12250 sw 133 Ct Miami fl  33186 

Main Phone. 305-252-0118 Fax. 305-252-2202 



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