Volvo Penta has received Stage V certification for marine use for its D8 and D13 engine packages. The MBS Zuiderdiep is the first vessel equipped with Volvo Penta’s D13 Stage V marine engines – the first of their type to enter the European market.

In November 2020, Volvo Penta announced the introduction of 8 and 13-litre engine packages that meet the demanding requirements of the new EU Stage V marine for Inland Waterways legislation (IWW).

The company offers a range of Stage V certified products – from 210 to 400hp and up to 300kW marine gensets. In April 2021 the first D13 Stage V marine engines were delivered to Dutch company, Lemmen Diesel Engines B.V., who will be responsible for the repowering of the dry cargo vessel, Zuiderdiep. This delivery marks the beginning of Volvo Penta’s Stage V offering with many more deliveries already in the pipeline.


Both the D8 and D13 engine ranges comply with the standards by leveraging Volvo Penta’s proven IMO Tier III technology, which uses a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) after-treatment system.