Wartsila Introduces Two New Auxiliary Engines
- Business & Finance
Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services, is expanding its engine portfolio with the introduction of two additional auxiliary engines, the Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 and the Wärtsilä Auxpac 32.
Both the Auxpac 16 and the Auxpac 32 are pre-engineered gensets with a turbocharged 4-stroke engine having direct fuel injection and charge air cooling and provide the electrical power onboard all types and sizes of ships.
They are based upon Wärtsilä’s 4-stroke engine technology, which has been proven with more than 1000 Auxpac 20 and 26 engines in operation having in excess of 6 million accumulated running hours experience. As a result, these new additions to the portfolio offer a high level of reliability and compliance with the IMO’s Tier II environmental regulations. Tier III compliance can be achieved with the addition of an exhaust treatment system.
The Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 is a brand new product. It is designed for merchant vessels, such as bulkers, tankers and smaller container vessels, with installed auxiliary power in the 500kWe to 750kWe per generating set range. The Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 is the smallest Auxpac generating set in the portfolio. It has been developed in co-operation with the Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) in China. The Auxpac 16 development project began in spring 2011, and has utilised the engineering experience and design of the successful Wärtsilä Auxpac 20. The engine will be produced at the Wärtsilä Qiyao Diesel Company (WQDC) joint-venture company in China.
The Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 is the auxiliary engine version of the Wärtsilä 32 family. It is aimed at the upper end of the merchant market, notably large container vessels with an auxiliary power need from approximately 2500kWe to 4500kWe per generating set. It will be produced in China at the Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Company (WYEC) joint-venture facilities.
The introductions of these new engines are important steps in Wärtsilä’s strategy for increasing its share of the auxiliary engine market. The involvement of the Asian joint-venture companies has played an important role in making these developments possible.
“These latest additions to our engine portfolio will help us to serve an even broader market, and it is important that they are being manufactured in China – close to our Asian customer base. The new engines are competitive and have outstanding performance for the markets they serve. Furthermore, our customers have the unique Wärtsilä worldwide service network to rely on. We expect our auxiliary engine sales to develop quickly,” says Lars Anderson, Vice President 4-stroke, Wärtsilä Ship Power.
Wartsila, December 2, 2013