When it became clear that the introduction of Euro-Stage V for inland shipping was imminent, it meant quite a switch for Marine Power Drechtsteden. “As a Cummins engines dealer, we supply the maritime sector. For Cummins this is only a fraction of their total turnover. Developing and certifying a new product, requires a large sales market, which is now lacking”, says director Dennis van Wijlen

Fortunately, Marine Power Drechtsteden was commissioned to contribute to the ambitious Watertruck+ project. “As a result, we received Cummins’ full cooperation in our search for an appropriate energy solution. Watertruck+ is an innovative European project which aims at stimulating freight transport on the small waterways. We were contracted to develop a suitable energy solution for Watertruck+. In cooperation with several reliable partners, we were able to realise a Stage V / Euro VI compliant drive system for Watertruck+ based on the proven propulsion techniques.

This energy solution has been tested and successfully implemented by various agencies, including SGS. As such, Watertruck+ is the first project to meet Euro VI and Stage V standards, an achievement of which we are extremely proud. More info.