Author Archives: Jennifer Dowling

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Northern Lights Installed Aboard Jimmy Buffett’s Surfari 44

Northern Lights is proud to be the generator set of choice for the brand new Surfari 44, built for musician Jimmy Buffett.

Currently under construction, Surfari 44 is being built by Pacific Seacraft, from a design by Friendship Yacht Company. The performance motor sailer is powered by a 9kW Northern Lights M773LW3 generator set. To enhance on-board comfort, the set was installed with a Northern Lights sound enclosure and compound mounts, making noise vibration virtually non-existent.

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New custom wire harness on our land-based generator: NL864T4E

Simply Reliable.


Our Northern Lights land based generators, like our marine units, are engineered to be rugged and dependable. This Northern Lights’ NL864T4E features a custom wiring harness sturdy enough to withstand harsh environments – in this case, Alaska. Bryan Carpenter is testing the circuit plan for this unit, sold to mining company.

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Northern Lights Certifies to ISO 9001:2015 Standards

Northern Lights Certifies to ISO 9001:2015 Standards, Leading the Way in the Marine Industry

Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) is pleased to announce that it has been certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards, becoming one of the first marine manufacturers to do so.
NLI’s management system has been certified to ISO 9001 standards since 2010. The ISO standards ensure customer satisfaction through the use of strategic management tools including risk-based thinking, quality assurance and the application of a process approach to product development.
The 2015 standards place renewed emphasis on company leadership and customer focus.
NLI approached the 2015 standards with a thorough gap analysis and supplemented the required updates to its quality management methods. A rigorous four-day audit has been conducted by independent assessor LRQA. Effective December 2016, NLI will be fully accredited as one of the very few marine manufacturers to successfully make the leap to the ISO 9001:2015 standards.
“This achievement is a team effort,” said Northern Lights Vice President and General Manager, Brian Vesely. “As demonstrated by our transition to ISO 9001:2015, we work diligently towards continuous improvement. By endeavoring to raise the bar each day, we feel confident that we will continue to provide the best in product and service to the market.”
Adherence to the ISO 9001:2015 standard helps improve quality of product and service and increases efficiency, leading to greater customer satisfaction. Many companies require an ISO-level management system of their suppliers; and even those who do not can benefit from the assurance of a certified manufacturer.
For Northern Lights dealers, this certification gives Northern Lights products a distinct competitive advantage when compared to other manufacturers, in terms product quality and customer service.

 


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Northern Lights Announces Custom Generator Set for Fire Department of New York

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (USA) – Leading marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) is pleased to announce we have recently completed a 235kW Commercial Series generator set for the Fire Department of New York. The unit – M235C13.11NYFD – was built with a number of specifications unique to the requirements of metropolitan fire-fighting, including a nonstandard base pan, shutdown switches and USCG fuel lines plumbed to the base frame. The unit was completed to ABS and USCG standards and included a special “fire engine” red paint scheme. This unit will be used as an emergency back-up set to four Northern Lights generator sets currently in use on FDNY boats. Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group and designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the 140- foot long fireboats are able to pump up 50,000 gallons of water per minute, the greatest pumping capacity of any boat in the world at the time of their delivery.

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Northern Lights and HUG Engineering Partner to Provide IMO III Compliant Diesel Exhaust Solutions

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (USA) – Leading manufacturer of marine generator sets Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with HUG Engineering of Switzerland to provide complete, IMO III certified clean air power generation solutions.

 

HUG Engineering is a leading manufacturer of exhaust after-treatment equipment with over 30 years of experience in emission control technologies. This new partnership will allow customers to purchase Northern Lights’ line of marine generator sets and HUG’s selective catalytic NOx reduction (SCR) systems or particle filter (DPF) systems as one completely integrated solution. This engineered solution is fully IMO III Certified and meets the stringent performance and packaging requirements of the maritime industry. Ideal for the superyacht market, the SCR / DPF is available for Northern Lights units above 115kWe installed on vessels over 500 gross register tonnage.

 

“Northern Lights is well known for producing the world’s highest quality marine generator sets. Likewise, HUG Engineering is well known for producing the highest quality after-treatment systems,” says Northern Lights Vice President and General Manager Brian Vesely, “Both companies are wide-scope, market-driven manufacturers, dedicated to engineering solutions for the marine industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the ability for NLI and HUG to offer off-the-shelf solutions for these new IMO III requirements, which gives customers an advantage when building or refitting a vessel under these new standards”

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