Achievements 2018


Research cooperation in China

In 2018, the Engine OEM Business Unit and its Chinese research partners at Harbin Engineering University and Harbin Ship Power entered into a research collaboration for gas admission valves, funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) as part of the “Beyond Europe” initiative.

In the course of the partnership, the next generation of gas and dual-fuel engines will be developed to comply with the new inland waterway emission regulations in Asia. The research partners opened a joint laboratory in Harbin, China, to test HOERBIGER products. Currently, the HOERBIGER PFI gas injection valve GV14 is being tested on two engines and prepared for field tests on ships. This was the start for many more projects to come.



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DE-4000 control panel

The Engine Applications Business Unit showcased its new DE-4000 control panel at the Gas Machinery Conference in Kansas City, MO, USA, in October 2018. The DE-4000 is a safety shutdown and control system for gas compression packages which brings together configurability with unique customization and application engineering capability.

The DE-4000 control panel is based on the latest technology available, including state-of-the-art ARM processors and internet technologies. It fully supports IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies and local integration with smartphones and tablets, allowing great flexibility for the operators. The DE-4000 underwent field testing by several major customers during 2018 and will be adopted as a standard product for many in 2019. 18 units of the new DE-4000 have already been ordered by a first customer.

DE-4000 control panel

Engine Division keeps Lithuania’s gas supply up and running

2018 was a breakout year for Engine Legacy Solutions. In Lithuania, the Business Unit successfully completed project Amber Grid. Amber Grid holds an open-ended business license for Lithuania’s natural gas transmission system. The company is responsible for the transportation of natural gas through high-pressure pipelines to system users as well as the operation, maintenance and development of the country’s natural gas transmission system.

As part of the project, the RUMO 10GKN engines installed at the Panevežys station were upgraded with HOERBIGER port fuel injection systems to fulfill the new emission and reliability requirements. The upgrade significantly reduced the NOx emissions as well as fuel consumption and solved misfires, thereby bringing legacy equipment in line with modern standards. Through unique solutions and expertise, Engine Legacy Solutions acts as a strategic partner for Amber Grid, and further engine upgrade projects are to follow.

2018 Climate and Clean Air Awards

In 2018, the Engine Division in Ecuador was awarded a contract for the installation of four Waukesha VHP 7100 GSID engines, for a 4MW power generation plant to convert flare gas into electricity.

HOERBIGER provided know-how from two areas: engine competence for Waukesha Gas Enginators that produce the electricity, combined with compressor competence for the installation and start-up of two Ariel JG/2 compressors that provide the flare gas to the engines.

Due to this special gas engine and compressor know-how and close cooperation with Ariel, the OEM, HOERBIGER offered unrivaled expertise. This project set a milestone for a more sustainable use of natural resources and was nominated as a final candidate for the 2018 Climate and Clean Air Awards.


The Engine Division, through its four Business Units, delivers comprehensive and customized high-technology solutions along the entire gas engine lifecycle.

Engine OEM is the leading development partner in combustion technology for OEMs. We provide fully engineered solutions and outstanding customer service.

Engine Applications provides market-leading ignition and control panel solutions to operators and packagers of natural gas engines and associated compression and power generation equipment.

Engine Legacy Solutions serves operators of engine-driven equipment by upgrading legacy engines. We put a special focus on legal emission compliance and operating expense optimization.

Engine Service is an official INNIO Waukesha distributor in 26 countries. We deliver comprehensive overhaul solutions for Waukesha gas engines, fully overhauled remanufactured gas engines and upgrade packages.

Hannes Hunschofsky
Head of the Engine Division

Key Objectives & Initiatives 2019

Engine OEM

The Engine OEM Business Unit aims to become the number one development partner in gas engine combustion technology by further improving the processes in production and supply chain, and developing new markets with increased efforts in R&D projects.

Engine Applications

The Engine Applications Business Unit strives to achieve outstanding customer satisfaction. Leading products like the DE-4000 will sustainably shape and develop the control panel market, while at the same time the Business Unit increases its efforts in Europe and Asia-Pacific through third-party partnerships and pilot initiatives focused on power generation.

Engine Legacy Solutions

The Engine Legacy Solutions Business Unit aims to be the best provider for legacy engine upgrades. It reacts to changed market requirements in Canada due to new emission standards and provides tailored solutions to its customers to comply with the new legal requirements. Apart from North America, the Business Unit strives to extend its legacy solution approach from Europe to Oceania together with a selected partner network.

Engine Service

The Engine Service Business Unit strives towards a lean organization and increased efficiency in operational execution. For continued business success, the Business Unit aims to offer new upgrade solutions for the Canadian market and to build upon the existing working relationship with the new owner of the Waukesha brand, INNIO Jenbacher GmbH & Co OG.