VM 43 C

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The VM 43 C has been specially designed to meet the high requirements of the marine engine markets for cruise ships and ferries but also for other specialized ship types. To ensure that passengers enjoy a luxurious life-style on board, these ships require generator sets that are powerful on the one hand, but imperceptible on the other hand. The top priority is thus a generator set with low noise, vibration and emission levels. The source of this power is the calm strength of the VM 43 C working quietly in the background. Benefit from our expertise and experience: the VM 43 C has already fully demonstrated its excellence powering, for example, on the “Pont-Aven” deployed by Brittany Ferries.

Generator Set Specifications

  • Minimum Rating 11508 kWe (14400 kVA) 11508 kWe (14400 kVA)
  • Maximum Rating 16111 kWe (20160 kVA) 16111 kWe (20160 kVA)
  • Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Tier 2 & IMO II EPA Tier 2 & IMO II

Engine Specifications

  • Configuration 12,16 Cylinder 12,16 Cylinder
  • Bore 17.0 in 430.0 mm
  • Stroke 24.0 in 610.0 mm
  • Swept Volume 5406.7 in³ 88.6 l/cyl

Generator Set Dimensions and Weights - Dependent on Generator Type

  • Height 6517 mm - 7047 mm (256.6 in - 277.4 in) 6517 mm - 7047 mm (256.6 in - 277.4 in)
  • Length 14740 mm - 16870 mm (580.3in - 664.2 in) 14740 mm - 16870 mm (580.3in - 664.2 in)
  • Weight 275.0 t - 345.0 t (606271 lbs - 760594lbs) 275.0 t - 345.0 t (606271 lbs - 760594lbs)
  • Width 3890 mm - 4027 mm (153.1 in - 158.5 in) 3890 mm - 4027 mm (153.1 in - 158.5 in)

Highly economical

Reliable HFO operation and low fuel and lubricating oil consumption, simple maintenance and long maintenance intervals ensure highly economical operation.

The successful origin

The modular design of the engine, the integration of various functions in one component, the robust structure and the use of components already proven in the in-line version lead to an outstandingly high level of reliability.

Expertise and Experience

We assist you from the planning stage all the way through to final delivery. Benefit from our expertise and experience.

VM 43 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 mounted resiliently 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 43 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)
  • HT/LT pump (double pump / engine 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 (electrical driven)
  • HFO treatment and supply modules
  • HFO viscosity control device
  • Mixing tank

Lube System

  • Lube oil pump (electrical 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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