Weichai Group showcases advanced offshore marine power solutions at APM 2024

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2024-03-14

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At the 2024 Asia Pacific Maritime, attendees eagerly gather around Weichai Group's booth, intrigued by WH17, a new high-end marine engine. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2024 Asia Pacific Maritime (APM 2024), an important event for the maritime sector, is being held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from March 13 to 15. The event is recognized as the most influential maritime exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region, drawing over 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries. Weichai Group was among the participants, challenging established marine engine brands with its latest innovations in marine propulsion and technological achievements. The presentation captured the attention of an international audience, especially stakeholders from the Asia-Pacific region.

On March 13, Weichai made headlines at the Asia-Pacific Marine Engine New Products Conference when it introduced the next-generation WH17, a new high-end marine engine designed to redefine standards in marine propulsion. Tan Xuguang, chairman of Weichai Group, showcased the engine, highlighting its innovative features and its potential for transforming the marine market.

Weichai's creation of a new medium-speed marine engine, the WH17, is the result of seven years of dedicated research and development. This latest product has been rigorously tested with over 10,000 hours on the bench and more than 1 million hours at sea, ensuring its readiness to take on the demands of the modern maritime industry.

The Weichai WH17 high-end marine engine boasts a suite of advanced engineering features, starting with its high-strength creeping iron body and cylinder head, alongside a high-grade, reliable alloy steel crankshaft and an ECU common rail system capable of achieving a fuel injection pressure of up to 2,200 bar. Key components are meticulously selected from leading international suppliers to ensure optimal performance and quality. The engine's proprietary ECU technology enables precise operational control, further improving fuel efficiency while reducing the environmental footprint.

Weichai's strategic introduction of the WH17 aims to broaden its influence in the Asia-Pacific's competitive marine engine sector. The engine is designed to meet the diverse needs of a wide array of maritime vessels, ranging from inland and offshore transport ships to engineering and passenger vessels, fishing boats, and other specialized maritime crafts, strengthening Weichai's market presence and leadership in the region's maritime sector.