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Wärtsilä introducing four new methanol engines

Image: Wartsila Wärtsilä Methanol Range B engines
Technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a further four methanol engines to its portfolio.

In addition to the Wärtsilä 32 methanol engine launched last year, Wärtsilä will add the Wärtsilä 20, Wärtsilä 31, Wärtsilä 46F and Wärtsilä 46TS to its portfolio of engines capable of operating with methanol fuel. The company said it would give it the broadest methanol engine portfolio in the industry.

Throughout the Wärtsilä diesel engine portfolio, covering both new engines and those currently in operation, Wärtsilä is developing the corresponding methanol retrofit capabilities. Methanol upgrades are either available or under development for the Wärtsilä 31, Wärtsilä 32, Wärtsilä 46F, Wärtsilä 46TS and Wärtsilä ZA40S engines.

The Wärtsilä 20 engine family can be ordered with methanol combustion capabilities. By making these engines capable of running on methanol fuel, the company has expanded its methanol offering to a wide range of vessel types across the marine industry. 

Decarbonisation is front and centre to our strategy going forward, and the development of engines capable of running on future fuels is crucial to that. Wärtsilä takes an innovative approach to supporting the marine industry’s transformation to more sustainable operations, and this broad range of methanol engines emphasises this,” said Roger Holm, President of Wärtsilä’s Marine Power business.

Wärtsilä is backing its extensive experience with strong investments in developing new fuel flexible technologies and products. We recognise that it is vital for ship owners to have maximum flexibility and to keep options open as the industry navigates the uncertain pathway to net zero, and we are working hard to deliver this operational flexibility,” said to Stefan Nysjö, Vice President of Power Supply, Wärtsilä Marine Power.