VM 32E Marine Propulsion Engine

The new VM 32 E engine is designed for our offshore customers seeking the greatest reliability and durability in combination with stability at high power output. The VM 32 E engine extends the output range of our recently announced M 32 E in-line engine above 5 MW and stands out with the same superior serviceability and long maintenance intervals. Additional properties of the VM 32 E are power output of 560 kW/cylinder, 100% PTO capability and a large portfolio of application-driven options. The VM 32 E has an improved power to weight ratio. It is the best solution for engine rooms that occupy fewer frames. Besides, the VM 32 E is a SCR, ready for the new Cat® SCR System to fulfill IMO III exhaust gas emissions.

Power Rating

Power Range 6360 - 8960 kW

Engine Specifications

Speed Range 720/750 rpm
Emissions IMO II
Aspiration Turbocharged
Bore 12.6in
Stroke 18.9in
Rotation from Flywheel End Counterclockwise/Clockwise
Configuration 12,16 Cylinder
Swept Volume 2361.619in³

Dimensions & Weights

Minimum Dry Weight 143300lb
Minimum Length 273.6in
Maximum Length 327.9in
Minimum Height 138.7in
Maximum Height 138.7in
Minimum Width 117.5in
Maximum Width 117.5in

Standard Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air intake silencer / filter
  • Control System
    • Protection panel (emergency stop, override, reset push buttons)
    • Protection system (external cabinet)
    • Serial link interface (MODbus / canbus)
    • Speed governor cabinet incl. load sharing unit (for multiple engine plant only)
    • Start / stop panel
  • Cooling System
    • Electronic 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 flywheel end
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel circulating pump (attached / for MGO/MDO only)
    • Fuel indicator filter
    • Fuel pressure valve (attached / for MGO/MDO only)
  • Instrumentation
    • Control push buttons and lamps
    • Emergency stop lever
    • Local control panel
    • Pressure and temperature indicator
  • Lube System
    • Dry sump
    • Lube oil plate cooler (separate)
    • Lube oil pump (engine driven)
    • Lube oil self-cleaning filter
    • Pressure regulating valve
  • Mounting System
    • High flexible coupling
    • Rigid mounting
  • Starting System
    • Electrical barring device
    • Starting air valve
  • General
    • Lifting device (rental)
    • Torsional Vibration Calculation (TVC)

Optional Equipment

  • Air Inlet System
    • Air inlet shut-off valve
    • Air intake transition piece
    • Expansion joint
    • Silencer / filter
  • Control System
    • Engine alarm system
    • Remote control system
    • Remote indicators (start air pressure, engine speed, etc.)
    • Starter for electric driven pumps
    • 24 DC UPS
  • Cooling System
    • FW/SW plate cooler
    • HT cooling water pump (electric driven)
    • LT cooling water pump (electric driven)
    • Sea water cooling pump (electric driven)
    • Steam / thermal oil cooling water preheater
    • Temperature control valve
  • Exhaust System
    • Silencer (with or without spark arrester)
    • Turbocharger at counter-flywheel side
  • 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 centrifuge
    • Lube oil pump (electrical driven)
    • Lube oil treatment and combined modules
    • Pre-lubricating oil pump (electrical driven)
    • Temperature control valve
    • Wet sump with dip stick
  • Mounting System
    • Flexible pipe connections
    • Resilient mounting
  • Starting System
    • Starting air compressor
    • Starting air receiver
  • General
    • Cat Propulsion Systems
    • Engine PTO coupling
    • PTO alternator
    • PTO shaft on counter-flywheel side
    • Reduction gear
    • Reduction gear PTO coupling
    • Part load optimization kit for constant speed engine only (SFOC improvement, smoke reduction)