Wartsila will donate the main components of a hybrid diesel propulsion system to the Engineering Department at State University of New York Maritime College. The donated equipment and support includes a six-cylinder series 26 medium-speed diesel engine, reduction gear, a power take-in (motor) / take-out (generator), related system equipment, tools, instruction manuals and instruction at the company’s training academy in Fort Lauderdale.
This system combines diesel-electric and diesel–mechanical machinery maximizing system efficiency while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The total donation is valued at $1 million. The unveiling ceremony on Oct. 12, 2011 will serve as the official dedication and opening of the Wartsila Lab, housed in Marvin Tode Hall, science and engineering building on the SUNY Maritime campus, the Bronx, New York City.