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An 80,080 kW engine on a ship.

I’m told it is a Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C

The Wärtsilä RT-flex96C is a two-stroketurbocharged low-speed diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturerWärtsilä. It is currently considered the largest reciprocating engine in the world, designed for large container ships, running onheavy fuel oil. It stands at 13.5 metres (44 ft) high, is 26.59 m (87 ft) long, and weighs over 2300 tonnes in its largest 14-cylinder version — producing 80080 kW. — Wikipedia

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22-102 RPM!?  Good grief.

The cylinder bore is just under 38″ and the stroke is just over 98″. Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1,820 liters) and produces 7,780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.


Source:  Maersk Line



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  • It’s just a matter of time before some bearded freak puts a wheel on either end, straps some handlebars to it, and roars down the highway.

    • Rogue Trooper

      that is funny

  • Rogue Trooper

    now, if I only knew about these when I had the Deluxe, out would’ve gone the 402…but then somebody would really have been hurt, permanently.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Drop that in your 1980″s Mitsubishi Mirage!!

  • RightOfGenghis

    80 megawatts. You could tie her up at marsden deep water port and power Northland

  • “An 80,080 kW engine on a ship”

    Lots of empty space on that “ship”.