World’s biggest Diesel engine puts out 109,000 horsepower

The Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C may look like a nightmare to pronounce, but as the largest diesel engine in the world today, it’s definitely meant to be seen rather than heard.

At 44-feet tall and 90-feet long and weighing in at a monstrous 2,300 tons, the Finnish-made Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C churns out a whopping 109,000 horsepower and is designed for large container ships that run on heavy fuel oil. It first set sail in 2006 in the Emma Mærsk, which, at the time of its launch, was the largest container ship ever built. A fitting pairing, no doubt.