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Wärtsilä’s Most Powerful Engine Enters Service

Posted on September 12, 2006

Wärtsilä’s first 14-cylinder, RT-flex96C, low-speed engine recently entered service in a large, fast container vessel. The engine, with an output of 80 080 kW at 102 r/min, is reportedly the world's most powerful engine and is viewed as a breakthrough for ship propulsion by extending the power available to suit the new generation of large containerships while combining the benefits of proven, reliable engine designs with the complete flexibility of RT-flex common-rail technology.

The engine is based on the 12-cylinder, RT-flex96C design, which itself was developed from the RTA96C engine type widely applied in container ships since 1998. It thus benefits from the wealth of service experience with engines of the same type. To date there are more than 300 RT-flex96C and RTA96C engines in service or on order worldwide.

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