Convert Megawatts to Mechanical Horsepower

Enter the power in megawatts below to get the value converted to mechanical horsepower.

Results in Mechanical Horsepower: 1 MW = 1,341.02209 hp(I)

How to Convert Megawatts to Mechanical Horsepower

To convert a megawatt measurement to a mechanical horsepower measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One megawatt is equal to 1,341.02209 mechanical horsepower, so use this simple formula to convert:

mechanical horsepower = megawatts × 1,341.02209

The power in mechanical horsepower is equal to the megawatts multiplied by 1,341.02209.

For example, here's how to convert 5 megawatts to mechanical horsepower using the formula above.
5 MW = (5 × 1,341.02209) = 6,705.110448 hp(I)

Megawatts and mechanical horsepower are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Megawatts

One megawatt is the power equal to 1,000,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000,000 joules per second.

The megawatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "mega" is the prefix for 109. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW, for example 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

Mechanical Horsepower

Mechanical horsepower is often used to measure the output of engines and motors in North America. One mechanical horsepower is equal to 745.69987158227022 watts.

The mechanical horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Mechanical horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(I), for example 1 mechanical horsepower can be written as 1 hp(I).

Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.

Megawatt Measurements and Equivalent Mechanical Horsepower Conversions

Common megawatt values converted to the equivalent mechanical horsepower value
Megawatts Mechanical Horsepower
1 MW 1,341 hp(I)
2 MW 2,682 hp(I)
3 MW 4,023 hp(I)
4 MW 5,364 hp(I)
5 MW 6,705 hp(I)
6 MW 8,046 hp(I)
7 MW 9,387 hp(I)
8 MW 10,728 hp(I)
9 MW 12,069 hp(I)
10 MW 13,410 hp(I)
11 MW 14,751 hp(I)
12 MW 16,092 hp(I)
13 MW 17,433 hp(I)
14 MW 18,774 hp(I)
15 MW 20,115 hp(I)
16 MW 21,456 hp(I)
17 MW 22,797 hp(I)
18 MW 24,138 hp(I)
19 MW 25,479 hp(I)
20 MW 26,820 hp(I)
21 MW 28,161 hp(I)
22 MW 29,502 hp(I)
23 MW 30,844 hp(I)
24 MW 32,185 hp(I)
25 MW 33,526 hp(I)
26 MW 34,867 hp(I)
27 MW 36,208 hp(I)
28 MW 37,549 hp(I)
29 MW 38,890 hp(I)
30 MW 40,231 hp(I)
31 MW 41,572 hp(I)
32 MW 42,913 hp(I)
33 MW 44,254 hp(I)
34 MW 45,595 hp(I)
35 MW 46,936 hp(I)
36 MW 48,277 hp(I)
37 MW 49,618 hp(I)
38 MW 50,959 hp(I)
39 MW 52,300 hp(I)
40 MW 53,641 hp(I)

More Megawatt Power Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Watts
1 MW is equal to 1,000,000 watts
Convert to Microwatts
1 MW is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 microwatts
Convert to Milliwatts
1 MW is equal to 1,000,000,000 milliwatts
Convert to Kilowatts
1 MW is equal to 1,000 kilowatts
US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Electric Horsepower
1 MW is equal to 1,340.48 electric horsepower
Convert to Btu Per Hour
1 MW is equal to 3,412,142.5 btu per hour
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 MW is equal to 860,420.8 kilocalories per hour