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Dresser-Rand Business Exclusive Supplier of Gas Engines for Kohler Power Systems

  • Dresser-Rand business exclusive supplier for standby, prime and continuous power large gas generator program.
  • Agreement marks Dresser-Rand business’ entry into standby gen set market.
  • Engines developed specifically for large gas generator sets for standby and prime power applications.

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, has been named the exclusive supplier of Guascor® gas engines for Kohler Power Systems’ (KPS) new line of large gas generator sets.

A distinguishing characteristic of the new KPS natural gas generators is that they were designed specifically for prime or standby power applications. The generators will be available in nodes ranging from 425 kilowatts (kW) to 1,300 kW.

The Dresser-Rand business developed specially tuned gas engines for the new gen sets, including the Guascor SFGLD 240 engine for the 500 kilowatt (kW) gas gen set, the Guascor SFGLD 360 engine for the 750 kW gen set, and the Guascor SFGLD 480 for the 1,000 kW gen set.

“We modified our Guascor SFGLD engine family to meet the demanding needs of the standby and prime power markets by improving load acceptance and load rejection and by optimizing power of our engines,” said Chris Nagle, Dresser-Rand North American Engine Business’ General Manager. “This agreement marks the Dresser-Rand business’ entry into the standby generator set market—a market where KPS is a well-established and recognized as an industry leader. In turn, it enables KPS to move into the large gas generator market. We are excited about Dresser-Rand’s relationship with Kohler.”

“Guascor engines are deployed globally and have a long-standing reputation for both performance and durability,” Nolan Landes, Kohler’s Engineered Solutions Sales Manager replied when asked why KPS selected the Dresser-Rand business as KPS’ exclusive large gas engine supplier. “The Guascor engine’s serviceability, rugged construction, factory support, and performance are all vital factors that improve Kohler’s end product.”

The Guascor SFGLD engine family is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet current EPA emissions standards for standby, prime and continuous duty applications.

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas , offers some of the most efficient and environmentally-friendly technology platforms, products and services in distributed power generation for oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial clients and rural electrification programs. Solutions include: combined heat and power (CHP) systems, biogas-fueled gen-sets, hybrid systems (solar photovoltaic and engine-based gen-sets), biomass and waste-to-energy steam turbine generators, compressed air energy storage (CAES), and more.

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