V14 engine


A V14 engine is a V engine with 14 cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of seven. It is a relatively rare layout, which is used on large medium-speed diesel engines used for power generation and marine propulsion.

Marine useEdit

MAN B&W offers V14 layout for all its current medium-speed diesel engines except V28-33D and L58-64, with output ranging from 7,000 to 16,800 kW (9,400 to 22,500 hp).[1] MAN V14 engines have been installed for example on Explorer Dream and Norwegian Spirit, both of which are powered by four 14V48/60 generating sets producing 14,700 kW (19,700 hp) each.[2] However, other major manufacturers do not normally offer medium-speed engines in V14 configuration. Wärtsilä has only recently begun to offer V14 versions of its latest engine models, 31 and 46DF.[3]

In the past, V14 engines have also been offered by other manufacturers. In 1982–1987 nineteen SA-15 type arctic cargo ships were built with two 14-cylinder Wärtsilä-Sulzer 14ZV40/48 engines producing 7,700 kW (10,300 hp).[4] SEMT Pielstick, nowadays part of MAN B&W, also produced four-stroke engines with 14 cylinders in V-configuration (14PC2[5] and 14PC4[6]). They were used for example on RFA Bayleaf, a Leaf-class support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Medium Speed Engine Project Planning Guides. MAN Diesel & Turbo. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
  2. ^ Norwegian Spirit. SP Database. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
  3. ^ Engines & Generating Sets. Wärtsilä. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  4. ^ SA-15: a 14 ship series of icebreaking multipurpose cargo ships from Finland for Soviet Arctic Service. The Motor Ship, Volume 64, Issue 753, April 1983. Pages 28-32.
  5. ^ "M/S Finnfellow". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2013-08-03.. Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
  6. ^ New Golden Bridge V. Weidong Ferry. Retrieved 2011-10-27.