World’s largest engine makes 109,000 horsepower – the Titanics were ‘only’ 15,000hp

The height of a four-story building, the Wärtsilä RT-flex96C is a two-stroke turbocharged low-speed diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä. It is designed for large container ships that run on heavy fuel oil. Its largest 14-cylinder version is 13.5 metres (44 ft) high, 26.59 m (87 ft) long, weighs over 2,300 tonnes, and produces 80,080 kilowatts (107,390 hp). The engine is the largest reciprocating engine in the world. The 14-cylinder version was put into service in September 2006 aboard the Emma Mærsk. The design is like the older RTA96C engine, with common rail…

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