Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has launched its first high-speed engine, the Wärtsilä 14, to meet the requirements of workboat and small vessel operators.
Available in 12- and 16-cylinder versions either as main machinery or auxiliary gensets, the new engine meets current and future global emission regulations and is designed for applications in which space and weight may be limited and where customers are seeking improved efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability, the company said.
Targeting the marine and offshore markets, the Wärtsilä 14 is suitable for hybrid installations and is available in a power range from 755-1340 kW in mechanical arrangements, and 675-1,155 kWe in auxiliary and diesel-electric configurations. It is well-suited to vessel types including tugs, fishing vessels, offshore service vessels, small ferries and the merchant auxiliary market.
Developed in cooperation with Liebherr which will be responsible for product development, classification and manufacturing, the engines will be available later in 2019 and will be supported by Wärtsilä’s lifecycle support and services network.