Wärtsilä launches first high-speed engine

The Wärtsilä 14, a new high-speed compact engine Photo: Wärtsilä The Wärtsilä 14, a new high-speed compact engine Photo: Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has introduced its first high-speed engine at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA.

Developed in collaboration with Liebherr, the Wärtsilä 14 is a high-speed, compact engine designed to fit requirements for limited space and weight, lower capital expense and to meet current and future global emissions targets.

“We are very proud of this small but mighty high-speed engine,” said Stefan Wiik, vice president, marine power solutions, Wärtsilä, “because it heralds entry into a new, strategically important market for our brand, it reinforces our global position as leader of fully integrated technologies and hybrid solutions and bears testimony to the tangible benefits of our close cooperation with Liebherr”.

Using Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine concept the new engine serves as both main propulsion and auxiliary genset and is suitable for hybrid installations. It is available in 12 and 16-cylinder configurations, delivering a power output of 755-1340 KW in mechanical propulsion, and 675-1155 KWe in auxiliary and diesel-electric configurations.

New tug design fit for Wärtsilä 14

Wärtsilä also introduced the HYTug 40 design and concept, a smaller version of the HYTug launched in 2017.

The tug is designed for shallow draft operation and features two Wärtsilä 14 engines along with a hybrid propulsion solution with various operating settings, including a zero-emissions mode. When fitted with a Wärtsilä NOx reduction system she meets IMO Tier III requirements.

First deliveries of the Wärtsilä 14 are planned for late 2019.

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