Newage Gearboxes Approved for Use by Russia's National River Authority

AMP Complect, Newage Transmissions' marine equipment distributor in Moscow, has gained Russian River Authority approval for a fully marinised powerpack designed to meet the needs of commercial fishing and workboats operating on the country's extensive inland waterway and intercoastal network.

Featuring an option of PRM 1000 or PRM 1500 gearboxes, the new powerpack is rated at 180 hp at 1750 rev/min and is the only propulsion system powered by an indigenous engine that has been certified by the Russian waterways authority.

According to Newage Transmissions' marine sales manager Jamie Pratt "More than 30,000 boats are registered with the authority, and each must be equipped with an approved powerpack. The development by our distributor, AMP Complect provides a reliable and highly cost-effective, approved propulsion system by harnessing the proven efficiency and durability of our gearboxes with the rugged performance of a domestic V8 engine."

"The unit has already generated a high level of interest from Russian refit specialists and new boat builders alike," he continues. "This market offers massive potential for our marine products range and, with this in mind, we have already started work on the integration of a more powerful approved marine propulsion package, featuring our heavy-duty PRM 1500 and PRM 1750 gearboxes.

"The PRM 1500 carries type approval and, like other Newage marine gearboxes, utilises our well-proven dual countershaft design - enabling full power of up to 500 hp to be transmitted continuously at 2500 rev/min in both ahead or astern."

About Newage Transmissions Ltd

With a precision engineering pedigree spanning more than 70 years, Coventry-based Newage Transmissions Ltd is one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of high efficiency mechanical drive-line equipment. The company's products - which are backed by certification to ISO 9001 standards - encompass heavy duty gearboxes, axles and transfer boxes for off-highway vehicles, as well as its world-renowned PRM marine gearbox range. Newage also supplies finished products for a wide variety of new generation, special purpose vehicles, as well as sub-contract services for leading manufacturing organisations.

For further information, please visit:, or call Jamie Pratt at Newage Transmissions Ltd on: 024 7661 7141,

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