the world’s biggest engine, has a weight of 2.3 million kilogram. If the weight of the average adult person is 70 kilograms, this world’s biggest engine has a weight equivalent to the weight of 33,000 people.
World’s Most Powerful Engine Can Light a Small Town
When the world’s biggest engine is running at 102 revolutions per minute, it produces 80 million watts of power energy. If the average household bulb consumes 60 watts of energy, 80 million watts is enough power for 1.3 million bulbs. If the average house has 6 bulbs lighting at any one time, the Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96 engine will produce enough power to light 220,000 houses. If the average house has three occupants, this world’s most powerful engine will provide enough energy for 660,000 people. 660,000 people are the population of a small town.