Wärtsilä 32 marine engine

Wärtsilä 32 is efficient and easy to maintain in combination with long, maintenance-free periods of operation.

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Wärtsilä 32 marine engine

The Wärtsilä 32 was developed in response to a need in the market for a new engine in the 320 mm cylinder bore class and since 1998 more than 2500 of these engines have been sold to the marine market, in total more than 4500 Wärtsilä 32 bore engines have been delivered to the marine market since the 1980s.

Based on the latest achievements in combustion technology, it is designed for efficient and easy maintenance in combination with long maintenance-free operating periods. The engine is fully equipped with all essential ancillaries and a thoroughly planned interface to external systems.

The Wärtsilä 32 engine is fully compliant with the IMO Tier II exhaust emissions regulations set out in Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 convention.

Key benefits of the Wärtsilä 32

  • Exellent fuel flexibility allowing operation on HFO, LBF, MDO and ultra low sulphur fuel. Low fuel oil consumption over a wide load range.
  • Utmost power-to-weight and power-to-space rations in combination with a great flexibility in engine support arrangements allows optimised rigid or flexible installation for a wide range of vessel applications.
  • Fast starting times and great load acceptance makes the Wärtsilä 32 a preferred choice in many offshore applications.
  • High reliability and proven in service makes the Wärtsilä 32 an excellent choice for any application.


The Wärtsilä 32 can be installed in a vast range of applications such as drillrigs and ships, AHTS, PSV, dredgers, Fishing vessels, Tugs and Ferries.

Wärtsilä 32 Product guide and 3D models and drawings

Get technical data and system proposals for designing W32 marine engine installations.

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