Wärtsilä 32 Performance upgrade

Upgrading the turbocharger of your Wärtsilä 32 diesel engine offers a wide range of benefits and can be achieved in a relatively short timeframe. The Wärtsilä 32 performance upgrade improves the efficiency, thermal loading, speed margin and turbocharger performance of Wärtsilä W6L32 or W12V32 engines equipped with Napier 297 turbochargers.

    Technical info

    The Wärtsilä 32 performance upgrade is available for Wärtsilä W6L32 or W12V32 engines equipped with Napier 297 turbochargers, and is applicable to both diesel-electric and controllable pitch propeller installations. 


    • Reduce Specific Fuel Oil Consumption (SFOC) by up to 3%
    • Increase turbocharger speed margin
    • Reduce thermal wear and load on components, and increase turbocharger reliability
    • Minimise downtime – the upgrade can be completed during a scheduled maintenance break

    The scope typically covers:

    • Napier 307L turbocharger(s)
    • Required parts for engine control system update 
    • Installation by Wärtsilä service engineers


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