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The VM 32 C was introduced in 2000 in 12- and 16-cylinder versions. The generator set is designed to meet not only the demands of the marine market but also those of the stationary electric power generation and oil & gas industry. The modular construction of the engine, the integration of various functions into a single component, the robust design and the utilization of proven in-line engine components form the basis for a wide availability range of this engine. Reliable heavy fuel oil operation, low fuel and lubricating oil consumption together with easy maintenance and long maintenance intervals mean an outstanding economical operation.

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 5754 kWe (7200 kVA) 5754 kWe (7200 kVA) Less
Maximum Rating 7672 kWe (9600 kVA) 7672 kWe (9600 kVA) Less

Engine Specifications

Configuration 12,16 Cylinder 12,16 Cylinder Less
Bore 12.6 in 320.0 mm Less
Stroke 18.11 in 460.0 mm Less
Swept Volume 2257.88 in3 37.0 l/cyl. Less

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Tier 2 & IMO II EPA Tier 2 & IMO II Less

Generator Set Dimensions and Weights (dependent on generator type)

Weight 120.0 t - 140.0 t (264554 lbs - 308647 lbs) 120.0 t - 140.0 t (264554 lbs - 308647 lbs) Less
Length 10703 mm - 12149 mm (421.4 in - 478.3 in) 10703 mm - 12149 mm (421.4 in - 478.3 in) Less
Width 3526 mm ( 138.8 in) 3526 mm ( 138.8 in) Less
Height 4639 mm (182.6 in) 4639 mm (182.6 in) Less

Wide availability range

The modular construction of the engine, the integration of various functions into a single component, the robust design and the utilization of already proven, in-line engine components, form the basis for the wide availability range of this engine.

A compact, simple and clean design.

The consistent application of MaK long-stroke engine design and development, along with the incorporation of as many in-line engine components as possible, is clearly and impressively demonstrated in the external configuration: a compact, simple and clean design.

Low Emission Engine for low NOx

By combining increased compression ratio and the Miller effect, NOx emissions can be reduced by round about 30 % without sacrificing engine efficiency.

Flexible Camshaft Technology (FCT)

Building upon the emission reduction system integration concept, FCT achieves synergy between flexible fuel systems and advanced air systems with maximum utilization of the current engine design.

VM 32 C Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air intake silencer / filter

Control System
  • Load sharing unit (for multiple engine plant only)
  • Protection system (external cabinet)
  • Serial link interface (MODbus / canbus)
  • Speed governor

Cooling System
  • Electric 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 counter-flywheel end

Fuel System
  • Fuel circulating pump (electric driven / for MDO/MGO only)
  • Fuel indicator filter
  • Fuel pressure valve (separate / for MDO/MGO only)

  • Control push buttons and lamps
  • Emergency stop lever
  • Local control panel
  • Pressure and temperature indicator

Lube System
  • Engine with dry sump
  • Lube oil plate cooler (separate)
  • Lube oil pump (engine driven)
  • Lube oil safety filter
  • Lube oil self-cleaning filter (separate)
  • Oil sump in base frame
  • Pre-lubricating oil pump (electric driven / fitted on base frame)
  • Pressure regulating valve

Mounting System
  • Engine resiliently mounted on base frame, base frame mounted rigidly
  • Flexible pipe connections
  • High flexible coupling

Starting System
  • Electrical barring device
  • Starting air valve

  • Engine, flexible coupling and generator mounted on a common base frame
  • Flywheel cover
  • Lifting device (rental)
  • Torsional Vibration Calculation (TVC)

VM 32 C Optional Equipment

Air Inlet System
  • Air inlet shut-off valve
  • Air intake transition piece
  • Expansion joint
  • Silencer / filter

Control System
  • Electronic speed governor
  • Engine alarm system
  • Remote indicators (start air pressure, engine speed, etc.)
  • Starter for electric driven pumps
  • 24 DC UPS

Cooling System
  • CW piping for generator cooling on base frame
  • CW piping for lubricating oil cooler on base frame
  • FW/SW plate cooler
  • HT cooling water pump (electric driven)
  • LT cooling water pump (electric driven)
  • Sea water cooling pump (electric driven)
  • Temperature control valve

Exhaust System
  • Silencer (with or without spark arrester)

Fuel System
  • Fuel oil cooler
  • HFO final preheater
  • HFO pressure regulating valve
  • HFO self-cleaning automatic filter
  • HFO supply and booster pumps (electric driven)
  • HFO treatment and supply modules
  • HFO viscosity control device
  • Mixing tank

Lube System
  • Lube oil centrifuge
  • Lube oil pump (electric driven)
  • Lube oil treatment and combined modules
  • Temperature control valve

Mounting System
  • Resilient mounting on base frame

Starting System
  • Starting air compressor
  • Starting air receiver

  • Generator customer supply

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