The L250 has come to U.S. inland waterways.
Following the original agreement in February, GE Marine recently delivered twin GE inline eight cylinder L250 (8L250) inline diesel engines to the Parker Towing Company, Inc. Completion of the deal marks the first time that GE’s 8L250 engine platform will operate commercially on U.S. inland waterways.
Upon its introduction in September of 2008, it was clear the L250 would have a swift impact on the marine industry. The engines are some of the most efficient in their class, offering fuel savings of up to nine percent when compared to the previous generation of marine engines while meeting EPA Tier II emissions standards. Less fuel use means lower operational costs. Throw in factors like maintenance simplicity and on-engine accessories, and it’s no wonder companies like Parker are going with the L250.