GE Marine and Stationary has said that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with Skanska USA to purchase three GE 12 cylinder V250 enclosed stationary generator sets (gensets) for its wastewater treatment facility in the 26th Ward.

Scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2010, these gensets will provide backup power in case of a blackout while meeting EPA tier II emission standards. This backup power is said to be necessary to provide the safety and security of Brooklyn’s water treatment facilities after the city’s blackouts in 2002 and 2003.

John Manison, business leader of GE Marine & Stationary, said: “GE provides backup power for critical infrastructure to cities and remote locations around the globe. Our stationary gensets are a source of fuel efficient power that provide cost-effective service to customers and end users.”

GE’s V250 engine provides fuel savings as much as 6.5% when compared to previous generation engine models. The engine was designed for higher efficiency, lower emissions, improved reliability and maintainability to lower the total cost of ownership for customers, the company said. The engines will be built in GE’s engine manufacturing facility in Grove city, Pennsylvania.