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.
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.
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.
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.
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.