Wärtsilä Upgrades Wärtsilä 32 Engine
Wärtsilä has introduced a more powerful version of its Wärtsilä 32 engine, which debuted in the 1980s with about 4000 units sold to the marine industry, according to the company. The Wärtsilä 32 engine is commonly used in main and auxiliary engine applications, selected by companies to power tankers, container vessels and offshore support and drilling vessels, among others, Wärtsilä said.
The upgraded version of the Wärtsilä 32 has a power output of 580 kW per cylinder at 750 r/min for the 50 Hz version, or a 15% power increase. The new power output also allows the engine to cover a power range from 3 to 9 MW, Wärtsilä said.
The upgraded engine can also operate on low sulfur fuels, making it suitable for use in emission-controlled areas, according to the company.