World’s most powerful Diesel Engine
This is the world’s largest diesel engine, the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C. Measures 89 feet in width and weighs around 2,300 tons. It is also the world’s most powerful engine to run on diesel with 108,920 hp.
The Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C with 14 cylinders, displacing 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480L).
The RTA96-C still needs to be fed 1,660 gallons of heavy oil by the hour.
The engine was created by Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä for shipping Emma Mærsk in 2006 for what was at a point the largest cargo carrier in the world.
25 of this 2-stroke turbocharged diesel engine, are in service.
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