Wartsila introduces high-speed, compact Wartsila 14 engine

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(NEW ORLEANS) — The technology group Wartsila on Wednesday introduced the first Wartsila-branded high-speed, compact engine, the Wartsila 14, at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans.

The Wartsila 14 is designed to fit requirements for limited space and weight, lower capital expense, to meet current and future global emissions regulations, and to provide customers with improved efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability.

This new engine fosters Wartsila’s Smart Marine vision as the brand continues to offer customers increasingly wider options for meeting specific operational needs.

Highly versatile and engineered to support a wide range of applications within marine and offshore markets, the Wartsila 14 serves both as main propulsion and auxiliary genset and is ideal for hybrid installations. The engine is available in 12- and 16-cylinder configurations, delivering a power output of 755-1,340 kW in mechanical propulsion, and 675-1,155 kWe in auxiliary and diesel-electric configurations.

Wartsila’s 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.

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, first deliveries of the Wärtsilä 14 are planned for the latter part of 2019. Liebherr will be responsible for product development, classification and manufacturing of the engines. The new engine type will be backed by Wartsila's global lifecycle support and services network.

New tug design fit for Wartsila 14

Wartsila announced the genset and completes its offering with the introduction of its HYTug 40 design and concept. A smaller version of the HYTug launched in 2017 and designed for shallow draft operation, this evolution features two Wartsila 14 engines along with a hybrid propulsion solution which deliver various flexible operating settings, including a zero-emissions mode. The HYTug 40 is characterized by low maintenance and operating costs, in full compliance with global environmental regulations. When fitted with a Wartsila NOx reduction system (NOR), it also comfortably meets IMO Tier III requirements.

By Professional Mariner Staff