The stronger the marine engine, the better is the ship’s propulsion power and speed. When it comes to selecting marine engines for ships, there are only a few countable names in the market, including MAN B&W and Wartsila.
In this article we are going to compare the two most powerful marine engine brands in the maritime industry.
As discussed in one of our previous articles, the Most Popular Marine Propulsion Engines , MAN Diesel Turbo (previously known as MAN B&W) and Wartsila (Previously known as SULZER) are the two front-runner giants for supplying propulsion solution to the shipping industry.
Wartsila & MAN both are in fact two rivals who have the best products and R&D in the industry. In this article, we will compare the different propulsion technologies provided by these two companies and will list out which technology has got the edge over the other.
Note: This comparison is derived and compiled after taking views from professional marine engineers who have worked on both of these engines. However, this is not a yardstick for selecting marine engines for a ship.
Wartsila v/s MAN Marine Engines
From the above comparison, it can be seen that MAN has an edges over Wartsila by a thin margins.
However, with the world’s most powerful marine engine (Wärtsilä RT-flex96C) in its basket, Wartsila is one company that doesn’t have to prove anything.