For more than 130 years the Statue of Liberty has been welcoming visitors to New York City from Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Today, Cummins technology provides reliable ancillary power for this American landmark, which clicked on when the island suffered a power outage March 7, 2017.
Cummins worked with Wrightbus starting in 2009 to develop an updated Routemaster in the U.K. inspired by the iconic double-deck buses first unveiled in 1954. The new Routemasters use a combination of a Cummins diesel engine and an electric motor to cut emissions by 30 percent compared to conventional buses. They also reduce fuel consumption.
Siemens in 2016 produced its first ultra-low emissions locomotive featuring Cummins QSK95 engine, the largest the company makes. Siemens is building more than 70 diesel-electric locomotives for passenger rail service in states across the U.S. including California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri and Washington, as well as powering trainsets for Florida’s new Brightline passenger rail service. (Photo courtesy of Siemens)
The Delhi Metro system has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in mass urban transportation in India. In the first two phases of the project, Cummins has been solely powering 140 stations with 610 gensets. More than 100 Cummins’ gensets have been engaged in Phase III of the project, which is underway.
More than 1,000 hybrid buses operated by Beijing Public Transport Company are powered by Cummins engines. These buses offer significant environmental and energy saving benefits, using 20 percent less fuel while emitting significantly lower emissions than conventional technologies. Cummins also provides about 500 clean natural gas engines to public transportation customers in Beijing, transporting thousands of people every day.
Cummins Marine offers a full line of engines for customers who want power, dependability and fuel-efficiency on the water. You can find Cummins engines in tug boats worldwide, and in recreational craft, too. One of the best known boats powered by Cummins is the Time Bandit, the crab boat featured in the Discovery Channel’s series “Deadliest Catch.”
As part of a massive renovation of its 103-year-old ballpark, Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs chose a Cummins QSK95 Series generator for backup power at Wrigley Field. The generator was installed in February, 2016, which turned out to be a very good year for the Cubs. They won the World Series.
This is a great article. I had volunteered to teach a kindergarten class for Junior Achievement. I wanted the children to know just what Cummins is all about. Besides giving them the foam truck to illustrate the use of the diesel engine, i showed them pictures of The Statue of Liberty, The Denver zoo and the Time Bandit. I challenged them to all go out and find a generator or vehicle with the Cummins logo. At the end of the class several students asked me if they could grow up and work for Cummins. It was a great moment for me. I was in a meeting last week where the topic was how to explain Cummins. I used these examples and this story is very timely. Thank You.
Thanks for sharing these interesting examples; always fascinating to see how Cummins is the power behind interesting and diverse sites and applications.
Pretty impressive, isn’t it? And just think – Cummins products appear in so many different applications around the world that we might just post a second listicle in the not-to-distant future. Pretty exciting stuff, don’t you think? Thanks for reading!
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