Wärtsilä launches high-speed engine for sustainable shipping in India
October 3, 2019: Technology group Wärtsilä has launched Wärtsilä 14, a high-speed, compact engine designed to fit requirements for limited space and weight.
October 3, 2019: Technology group Wärtsilä has launched Wärtsilä 14, a high-speed, compact engine designed to fit requirements for limited space and weight. The announcement was made during Wärtsilä Annual Technical Seminar held on September 13 in Mumbai.
The small but mighty Wärtsilä 14 is available in 12- and 16-cylinder configurations, delivering a power output of 755-1340 kW in mechanical propulsion, and 675-1155 kW in auxiliary and diesel-electric configurations. This latest genset offering is ideal for vessels, owners and operators, where power to weight ratio, fuel-type, efficiency, safety and environmental compliance are key considerations. Examples of such operating profiles include tugs, fishing vessels, offshore service vessels, small ferries and the merchant auxiliary market, to name a few.
The engine is designed to lower capital expense, meet current and future global emissions regulations, and provide customers with improved efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability.
“This Wärtsilä high-speed engine heralds a new era of efficient and environmentally sustainable technology in India and across the globe. The unveiling of Wärtsilä 14 has reinforced the brand’s position as a global leader in integrated technologies and hybrid solutions,” said, Petteri Saares, director, Middle East, India, SEA & Australia, Marine Business, Wärtsilä.
The Wärtsilä 14 has been developed in close cooperation with Liebherr, one of the largest construction machine manufacturers in the world and a leading technology provider for a number of other industry verticals.