The new Wärtsilä 46DF engine has been specifically developed for the high-output market and is fuel flexible as well as power flexible with 1045 kW or 1145 kW cylinder power options.Compactness and reduced weight are the key attractions of the medium-speed engine, giving ship designers the option of increasing a new vessel’s revenue-earning capacity to get the most efficient propeller speed through mechanical (reduction gearing), or through diesel-electric transmissions. With the cruise ship, ferry, LNG carrier and offshore vessel markets for this type of engine in mind, the 46F engine design is based on the well proven Wärtsilä 46F engine, popular since the early 2000s, but with the advantage of being able to use natural gas, heavy fuel oil (HFO), or marine diesel oil (MDO) bunker fuel.
Engine detailsThe Wärtsilä 46DF extends Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine family by covering the power range from 6.2 MW to 18.3 MW at 6... [More]
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems recently announce the development of a new MaK M46DF series as a dual fuel engine suitable for electric or mechanical propulsion. The 46DF series is offered with a power output of 900 kW per cylinder at both 500 and 514 rpm engine speeds. When operating on LNG, it complies with IMO III as well as EPA Tier 4 regulations.
The new M46DF series has the same main dimensions and interfaces as the 43C series, simplifying the substitution of the 46DF engine in 43C applications and there is the possibility to retrofit existing 43C engines to dual fuel operation. Availability of the DF series is 2014. [More]