New auxiliary engine packages from Wärtsilä

02 Dec 2013
The Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 is based on an entirely new engine developed in China

The Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 is based on an entirely new engine developed in China

Wärtsilä is introducing two new auxiliary engine and generator packages, the Auxpac 16 and the Auxpac 32.

Both are described as pre-engineered gensets with a turbocharged four-stroke engine having direct fuel injection and charge air cooling, intended to provide electrical power onboard all types and sizes of ships.

They are based upon Wärtsilä's four-stroke engine technology, and comply with IMO Tier II environmental regulations. Tier III compliance can be achieved with the addition of an exhaust treatment system.

The Auxpac 32 is based on the Wärtsilä 32 engine family, and is aimed at the upper end of the merchant market, notably large container vessels with an auxiliary power need from about 2500kWe to 4500kWe per generating set. It will be produced in China at the Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Company (WYEC) joint-venture facilities.

The Auxpac 16 is a brand new product, designed for bulkers, tankers and smaller container vessels, with installed auxiliary power in the 500kWe to 750kWe per generating set range. It is the smallest Auxpac generating set in the portfolio, and 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, using the experience from the successful Wärtsilä Auxpac 20. The engine will be produced at the Wärtsilä Qiyao Diesel Company (WQDC) joint-venture company in China.

"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," said Lars Anderson, vice president four-stroke, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

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