At whatever point we talk about mammoth ships, Titanic comes to the mind first. But, it is 2016 and we have ships way extra powerful and huger than the ‘unsinkable’.
Furthermore for ships way bigger than the Titanic, we require engines way powerful than Titanic. Wärtsilä RT-flex96C, with the height of a 4-story building, is the arena’s biggest engine.
It makes 109,000hp – the Titanic engine was ‘just’ 15,000hp. Its miles a two-stroke turbocharged low-speed diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä.
It is intended for huge container ships that run on heavy fuel oil. Its biggest 14-cylinder version is thirteen. 13.5 meters (44 feet) high, 26.59 m (87 feet) long, weighs more than 2,300 tonnes, and generates 80,080 kilowatts (107,390 hp).
The engine is the biggest reciprocating engine in the whole world. Take a look at the specifications.
The largest version of 14-cylinder model was put into service in September 2006 aboard the Emma Mærsk.
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