The World’s Largest Engine Has 109,000hp, Almost 94,000 More Than The Titanic’s Engine

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- September 13, 2016


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’.

The World’s Largest Engine Has 109,000 Horsepower, Almost 94,000 More Than The Titanic’s Engine

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.

The World’s Largest Engine Has 109,000 Horsepower, Almost 94,000 More Than The Titanic’s 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.

The World’s Largest Engine Has 109,000 Horsepower, Almost 94,000 More Than The Titanic’s Engine

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 World’s Largest Engine Has 109,000 Horsepower, Almost 94,000 More Than The Titanic’s Engine

The engine is the biggest reciprocating engine in the whole world. Take a look at the specifications.

The World’s Largest Engine Has 109,000 Horsepower, Almost 94,000 More Than The Titanic’s Engine

The largest version of 14-cylinder model was put into service in September 2006 aboard the Emma Mærsk.

 


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