Wärtsilä 32

The Wärtsilä 32 is a four-stroke diesel engine generating set. It brings the power to where it is needed with proven reliability. Wärtsilä 32 provides high efficiency throughout the entire life of the power plant.

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Wärtsilä 32

Wärtsilä 32 engine generating set is extremely reliable with a track record from the mid-1990s. It features a wide power output range from 5.6 to 9.8 MW, as it is available in 12V, 16V and 20V cylinder configurations. More than 8 000 MW of the Wärtsilä 32 engine generating sets have been delivered to energy customers globally.

Key benefits

  • Proven in service for decades
  • Compact sizing allows transportation to demanding locations
  • Low operating cost
  • Operates on heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil, crude oil and liquid biofuels

Customer stories

  • Grupo Puntacana, Dominican Republic

    A long-lasting partnership that adds value. Wärtsilä has supported Grupo Puntacana’s vision by providing reliable power generation for over 15 years.

    Wärtsilä and Grupo Puntacana - Dominican Republic
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has diversified its economy and today it produces and exports a variety of industrial goods all over the world as the world’s largest oil producer and exporter.

    Riyadh Cement Company
  • Italgreen, Italy

    Wärtsilä was contracted to extend a liquid biofuel-fired plant in Monopoli, on the south-east coast of Italy. The contract comprises a third Wärtsilä 18V32 diesel generating set burning vegetable oil. Previously Wärtsilä had been selected to supply the first two generating sets (2 x 8 MWe), which were handed over in August 2004.

    Italgreen power plant - Italy

Our proudest numbers

2min

to full load

47.6%

Electrical efficiency

> 60

million running hours

The details

Technical data

Engine generating set
Cylinder configurations12, 16, 20 V
Cylinder bore320 mm
Piston stroke400 mm
Engine speed750 rpm (50 Hz), 720 rpm (60 Hz)
Performance
 20V3216V3212V32
Rated electrical power (kW)9 795 (50Hz) 9 388 (60Hz)7 819 (50Hz) 7 481 (60Hz)5 840 (50Hz) 5 580 (60Hz)
Electrical efficiency (%)LFO: 47.4 (50Hz) 47.6 (60Hz)LFO: 47.3 (50Hz) 47.4 (60Hz)LFO: 47.1 (50Hz) 47.2 (60Hz)
 HFO: 47.2 (50Hz) 47.4 (60Hz)HFO: 47.1 (50Hz) 47.2 (60Hz)HFO: 47 (50Hz) 47 (60Hz)
Heat rate at generator terminals (kJ/kWh)LFO: 7 599 (50Hz) 7 563 (60Hz)LFO: 7 616 (50Hz) 7 595 (60Hz)LFO: 7 641 (50Hz) 7 630 (60Hz)
 HFO: 7 622 (50Hz) 7 592 (60Hz)HFO: 7 639 (50Hz) 7 625 (60Hz)HFO: 7 664 (50Hz) 7 659 (60Hz)
Loading and unloading
 Connected to gridFull load
Regular start time (min:sec)00:30< 5
Fast start time (min:sec)00:30< 2
Stop time (min)1
Ramp rate (hot, load/min)> 100%
Minimun Load
Unit level10%
Plant level1%

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Liquid fuels

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Liquid fuels and gas

Flexible baseload (>6000 running hours annually)

Intermediate load (2000 - 6000 running hours annually)

Peaking and grid stability (<2000 running hours annually)

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