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Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system upgrade

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Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system upgrade helps to ensure reliability and availability

The risk of unexpected shutdowns increases as electronic components in engine systems age. Over time, sourcing replacement components can become increasingly difficult, which increases both the severity and cost of shutdowns.

Why upgrade your WECS engine control system?

Upgrading to a modern system extends your engine’s lifetime, improves availability and performance, and ensures better support. A modern system also meets major class requirements and offers improved cyber security to prevent cyber incidents from affecting the engine.

The Wärtsilä Unified Control system takes care of all engine control and monitoring functions

Key benefits

  • Increase engine reliability with a robust mechanical and electrical design that includes redundancy, fault tolerance, diagnostics and adaptive features
  • Get a tailor-made solution that suits your needs, with a modular design and software application that adapts to a variety of Wärtsilä engine types
  • Ensure support across the system lifecycle with technical upgrades, lifecycle extensions and spare parts


    The Wärtsilä Unified Controls (UNIC) system takes care of all engine control and monitoring functions for both newly built engines and as a retrofit for older Wärtsilä engines. It is an embedded engine management system that handles start/stop management, engine safety, fuel management and speed/load control as well as charge air, cooling and combustion. The Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system is a durable, all-inclusive automation system specially designed for the harsh environments in which engines operate.



    • Robust mechanical and electrical design
    • Reliable software architecture
    • Diagnostics and adaptive controls
    • Improved software filtering
    • Operator interface and communications
    • Cylinder balancing control (gas engines only)
    • Combustion control (gas engines only)
    • Load and operational control (gas engines only)


    The Wärtsilä UNIC control system upgrade ensures reliable, efficient operation and global support for both marine and energy installations.

    Supported diesel engines:

    • Wärtsilä 20
    • Wärtsilä 26
    • Wärtsilä 32
    • Wärtsilä 38
    • Wärtsilä 46
    • Wärtsilä Vasa 32
    • Wärtsilä 32-CR
    • Wärtsilä 46-CR

    Supported dual fuel engines:

    • Wärtsilä 32DF
    • Wärtsilä 50DF
    • Wärtsilä Vasa 32DF

    Customer stories

    Discover the benefits others have already gained from the Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system upgrade.

    • Seapeak Maritime

      LNG carriers at Seapeak Maritime get the Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system. The result: increased engine reliability and safety, and the ability to run on higher gas loads.

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