Cosworth wins Rolls-Royce contract for HFE technology
Cosworth is pleased to announce that it has been contracted by Rolls-Royce Distributed Generation Systems to demonstrate the potential of its market-leading heavy fuel engine technology.
Rolls-Royce and Cosworth have entered into a research and development agreement to further the development of Cosworth's super lightweight engine technology for Rolls-Royce portable and mobile power systems. Systems will be targeted at land defence applications that need smaller, lighter weight solutions than are currently available.
Unlike lightweight heavy fuel engines offered by other suppliers, Cosworth's engines use true compression ignition which delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency, the ability to run on a wide range of heavy fuels such as diesel, JP5 and JP8 with varying cetane and octane ratings, and low maintenance.
Ryan Hood, Business Unit Leader, Cosworth:
"Cosworth is fully committed to a long-term relationship with Rolls-Royce. The current focus is on a 2kW ultra lightweight generator. The intent is to develop an affordable volume production engine that is around 70% less mass than currently available engines, with a better fuel consumption rate.
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About Cosworth Group
Cosworth Group was founded in 1958. With headquarters in
Northampton, UK, the company employs 350 staff across Europe, the
USA and India. CEO of the group is Tim Routsis since 2003.
Cosworth Group provides high performance technologies to a diverse range of global industries including aerospace & defence, automotive and sport. Cosworth has many world-renowned customers including Aston Martin Lagonda, Rolls-Royce, the UK Ministry of Defence and the United States Navy, and develops high performance electronics and engines for Formula One teams. Cosworth Group leverages its unique combination of advanced technologies, engineering expertise and globally recognized brand to deliver performance solutions.