Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed a new low-speed marine diesel engine, the “UEC50LSE,” in cooperation with Wärtsilä
The new engine targets Panamax and Handimax class bulk carriers as well as feeder container ships. Panamax vessels are capable of passage through the
The new UEC50LSE engine has a cylinder bore of 500 mm (millimetres) with a maximum power output of 1,660 kW per cylinder. MHI says that the new engine achieves up to 15% higher output compared to conventional engines of similar size.
The engine is designed to accommodate the SIP (Swirl Injection Principle) cylinder oil injection system. Developed by Hans Jensen Lubricators of
The new engine will be brought to market after performance and reliability testing is completed.