Wärtsilä Goes High-Speed
By Mike Osenga03 January 2019
Wärtsilä is partnering with Liebherr to introduce its first Wärtsilä-branded high-speed engine for the marine market. The Wärtsilä 14, which is based on Liebherr’s D96 engine family, will be available in a 27 L 12-cylinder and a 36 L 16-cylinder configuration with a power output ranging between 905 to 1797 hp in mechanical propulsion and from 905 to 1548 hp in auxiliary and diesel-electric propulsion applications. The Wärtsilä 14 has a bore and stroke of 135 x 157 mm and operates at 1500 to 1900 rpm. The engine’s release was announced at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans late last year.
Liebherr will be responsible for product development, classification and manufacturing of the engines. The new engine type will be backed by Wärtsilä’s global support and services network.
The new engine is designed for both propulsion and auxiliary gensets, as well as hybrid installations. The first deliveries for the new engine are planned for late 2019. The engines will be marketed under the Wärtsilä brand and serviced by the company’s global network.
A complete look at the new Liebherr-Wärtsilä cooperation can be found in the January issue of Diesel Progress.