VM 32E Marine Propulsion Engine


Part load optimization kit (PLK) for constant speed available.

Flexible Camshaft Technology (FCT) allows lower SFOC at part load area.

Technically lower risk
 - application of existing technology

High-efficiency turbocharger

Moderate temperature level of components surrounding the combustion chamber, Corrosion-free turbocharger casing without water cooling

Installation-friendly, because of pumps and filters installed on the engine

Lubricating oil automatic filter fitted to the engine, Replaces duplex filter and separate automatic filters, Pumps and filters operate without any external power, Reduces the parts requirements

Compact cylinder head design

Long intervals between overhauls, Simple and fast assembly/ dismantling because of:
 - plug-in connections
 - integrated bores
 - self-centering

Power Rating
Power Range 6360 - 8960 kW
Engine Specifications
Speed Range 720/750 rpm
Emissions IMO II
Aspiration Turbocharged
Bore 320 mm (12.6 in)
Stroke 460 mm (18.9 in)
Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise/Clockwise
Configuration 12,16 Cylinder
Swept Volume 37 l/cyl (2361.619 inu00b3)
Dimensions & Weights
Minimum Dry Weight 65 ton (US) (143300 lb)
Minimum Length 6956 mm (273.6 in)
Maximum Length 8328 mm (327.9 in)
Minimum Height 3524 mm (138.7 in)
Maximum Height 3524 mm (138.7 in)
Minimum Width 2985 mm (117.5 in)
Maximum Width 2985 mm (117.5 in)

Standard Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air intake silencer / filter
  • Control System
    • Protection panel (emergency stop, override, reset push buttons)
    • Protection system (external cabinet)
    • Serial link interface (MODbus / canbus)
    • Speed governor cabinet incl. load sharing unit (for multiple engine plant only)
    • Start / stop panel
  • Cooling System
    • Electronic cooling water preheater
    • HT cooling water pump (engine driven)
    • 2-stage charge air cooler
  • Exhaust System
    • Exhaust gas expansion joint
    • Exhaust gas insulated manifolds
    • Turbocharger at flywheel end
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel circulating pump (attached / for MGO/MDO only)
    • Fuel indicator filter
    • Fuel pressure valve (attached / for MGO/MDO only)
  • Instrumentation
    • Control push buttons and lamps
    • Emergency stop lever
    • Local control panel
    • Pressure and temperature indicator
  • Lube System
    • Dry sump
    • Lube oil plate cooler (separate)
    • Lube oil pump (engine driven)
    • Lube oil self-cleaning filter
    • Pressure regulating valve
  • Mounting System
    • High flexible coupling
    • Rigid mounting
  • Starting System
    • Electrical barring device
    • Starting air valve
  • General
    • Lifting device (rental)
    • Torsional Vibration Calculation (TVC)

Optional Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet shut-off valve
    • Air intake transition piece
    • Expansion joint
    • Silencer / filter
  • Control System
    • Engine alarm system
    • Remote control system
    • Remote indicators (start air pressure, engine speed, etc.)
    • Starter for electric driven pumps
    • 24 DC UPS
  • Cooling System
    • FW/SW plate cooler
    • HT cooling water pump (electric driven)
    • LT cooling water pump (electric driven)
    • Sea water cooling pump (electric driven)
    • Steam / thermal oil cooling water preheater
    • Temperature control valve
  • Exhaust System
    • Silencer (with or without spark arrester)
    • Turbocharger at counter-flywheel side
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel oil cooler
    • HFO final preheater
    • HFO pressure regulating valve
    • HFO self-cleaning automatic filter
    • HFO supply and booster pumps (electrical driven)
    • HFO treatment and supply modules
    • HFO viscosity control device
    • Mixing tank
  • Lube System
    • Lube oil centrifuge
    • Lube oil pump (electrical driven)
    • Lube oil treatment and combined modules
    • Pre-lubricating oil pump (electrical driven)
    • Temperature control valve
    • Wet sump with dip stick
  • Mounting System
    • Flexible pipe connections
    • Resilient mounting
  • Starting System
    • Starting air compressor
    • Starting air receiver
  • General
    • Cat Propulsion Systems
    • Engine PTO coupling
    • PTO alternator
    • PTO shaft on counter-flywheel side
    • Reduction gear
    • Reduction gear PTO coupling
    • Part load optimization kit for constant speed engine only (SFOC improvement, smoke reduction)

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