Wärtsilä 20

The WÄRTSILÄ® 20 is a four-stroke diesel engine that can be run on light fuel oil (LFO) or heavy fuel oil (HFO). The engine is able to switch back and forth between LFO mode or HFO without any power interruption at all. The Wärtsilä 20 is a popular engine because it’s reliable and robust, with over 6000 engines delivered since its release to the market in early 1990s. The Wärtsilä 20 is a powerful and efficient engine that can be found in many boats today.

Typical application areas

The Wärtsilä 20 engine is designed to provide the best possible performance in a wide range of applications. It’s compact and modular design allows it be optimised for constant speed generating sets, as well variable speeds with main mechanical drives set up! 

The Wärtsilä 20 has outstanding power-to-weight and space-to-ratios, making it an excellent choice for various types of vessels. The engine can be used as a mechanical drive prime mover in smaller ships, such as cargo vessels and ferries. The Wärtsilä 20 is a great generator set for both small and large vessels. The excellent flexibility of the engine support arrangements provides a solid foundation for countless applications in both marine and land-based power solutions.

Key benefits

  • Proven and reliable heavy fuel technology
  • Easy and cost-effective installation
  • Long overhaul intervals
  • Low exhaust gas emissions
  • Fuel economy over the entire engine operational range
  • Minimal consumables thanks to its modular design
  • Embedded automation system