Liebherr and Wärtsilä collaborate for a high-speed maritime engine

liebherr wartsilaLiebherr and Wärtsilä have collaborated to develop a high-speed diesel engine for maritime and offshore applications

The new Wärtsilä 14 engine is unveiled at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans (USA), which took place in November 2018.

By introducing the new W14 engine, Wärtsilä aims to serve both propulsion and auxiliary gensets, as well as hybrid installations – the segments and vessel types, where the operating power, fuel type used and power to weight ratio better befit high-speed engines.

The product will be available in 12- and 16-cylinder configurations based on the D96 engine family, with a power output ranging between 755 and 1,340 kW in mechanical propulsion and from 675 to 1,155 kWe in auxiliary and diesel-electric propulsion applications.

Being a leading provider of smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä has chosen Liebherr to be its partner in this project due to Liebherr's experience in engine development market segment.

“The Wärtsilä 14 high-speed engine enables us to offer even wider complete packages for our marine customers, bringing total machinery efficiency to the next level. By this we are able to maximise the overall performance of the whole solution securing safety and environmental sustainability in a rapidly changing and technologically developing market,” explained Janne Klemola, product director at Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions.

“The Wärtsilä 14 engine is designed to meet limited weight and space requirements, as well as stringent emission restrictions,” noted Stefan Wiik, vice-president for marine power solutions Wärtsilä.

The first deliveries of Wärtsilä 14 diesel engine are planned for the latter part of 2019, said the company.

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