Engine configuration
12-cylinder V-engine
Power range
Up to 2,652 kWm (continuous rating)
Power range
Up to 3,603 HP (continuous rating)
Nominal engine speed
Max. 1,000 rpm
Engine cycle
Sense of rotation
Anti-Clock or Clock
Fuel injection
Direct fuel injection
Emission compliance
IMO Tier II, IMO Tier III compliant in combination with ABC aftertreatment system, CCNR 2, EU Stage V
Fuel flexibility
Diesel, Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), Gas Oil (GO), Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), Dual Fuel (diesel + CNG or LNG), Biofuel, Vegetable Oil


Our medium-speed, 12-cylinder V-engine based on the DZC family offers a perfect balance between performance and required investment. Its simplicity made this engine one of ABC’s most wanted engines for marine propulsion and power generation applications across the world.

A high engine displacement, a low brake mean effective pressure (BMEP), a mechanical injection system and an increasing torque curve at decreasing engine speed are just some of the main technical advantages of our 12DZC engines in tugboats, fishing vessels, coasters, dredgers, ferries and other heavy duty applications. The axial-radial turbochargers’ response is second to none, allowing the engine to absorb huge shock loads in heavy sea conditions.

The (V)DZC engine offers real value for money. It is characterized by low fuel and lube oil consumption, resulting in an exceptionally low life-cycle cost. Besides Marine Gasoil (MGO) and Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), the 12(V)DZC can run on Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), vegetable oil, ... making it a very flexible, powerful and reliable source of energy. Additionally, the engine is available in dual fuel execution.

The engine can be easily fitted with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for those marine applications requiring IMO Tier III and EPA 4 compliance. In addition, the SCR package can be extended with a diesel particulate filter (DPF), allowing the engine to meet the most stringent emission standards such as the future EU Stage V regulations.

All (V)DZC engines can be fitted with modern sensors and operating systems so that they can be controlled with a touchscreen from the bridge but they remain 100 % mechanical, making it easier to maintain and more reliable. We call this "SMART": Simple, Mechanical, Affordable, Reliable and Tailormade according to your requirements.

The 12DZC is user-friendly and delivers outstanding performance under the toughest and most demanding conditions. It has been designed for easy and simple maintenance. Maintaining the required or specified performance was never as easy.

We focus each day on producing quality products that deliver the best performance every hour and every day of the year. Our engineers are at your disposal to offer tailormade propulsion and power generation solutions.

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