Further development of Millbrook’s powertrain facility is progressing to schedule, with expectations that the new engine test cells will be completed and ready for use by the end of June.
The expansion will include four new engine test cells designed primarily for CEC fuels testing, which will enable Millbrook to provide customers with fuels testing in compliance with The Coordinating European Council (CEC) requirements. There will also be a central control, a purpose built fuel blending area and integrated delivery system.
This announcement follows the completion of the moving of the main road through the site in order to provide infrastructure and space, as well as upgrades to the existing test cells for enhanced performance and emissions development capabilities.
Phil Stones, chief engineer powertrain, said, “This further investment in Millbrook’s capabilities allows us to increase our support for the petrochemical industry where the development in fuels continues at a pace in order to keep up with new engine technology, increased levels of biofuel content, and the search for better fuel economy. This complements our other test facilities and allows us to provide an outstanding service to our customers with our chassis dynamometer and unique proving ground facilities.”
You’ll find Millbrook at stand 1340 at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2016. The show takes place on May 31-June 2, at Messe Stuttgart, Germany.
May 18, 2016