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. Wärtsilä engine power plants can be delivered both as EPC and Equipment Delivery contracts.

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

Natural gas

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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