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June 9, 2016

Wärtsilä provides electrical and automation solutions to Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

Finland-based company Wärtsilä has provided engines, propulsion equipment, exhaust scrubber systems as well as various electrical and automation solutions, which are now in commercial operation, to Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship 'Harmony of the Seas'.

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Finland-based company Wärtsilä has provided engines, propulsion equipment, exhaust scrubber systems as well as various electrical and automation solutions, which are now in commercial operation, to Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship ‘Harmony of the Seas’.

For the cruise ship, the company has also provided its NACOS platinum navigation and dynamic positioning systems, as well as Wärtsilä CCTV systems, which are now in commercial operation.

The two Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems installed on the Harmony of the Seas’ feature new exhaust cleaning technology and help minimising sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions.

"The system can be operated in both open and closed loop using seawater to remove SOx from the exhaust."

The system can be operated in both open and closed loop using seawater to remove SOx from the exhaust.

Wärtsilä NACOS platinum navigation and dynamic positioning systems feature advanced integrated navigation technology for the cruise ship operators.

For the vessel, the company has also provided a house light dimming system for all public venues, a dimming system for the suites, and a low resolution LED wall for the theatre.

For the technical management and monitoring of the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, Royal Caribbean has also entered into a service agreement with Wärtsilä.

Under Wärtsilä Genius services, the company provides technical management and monitoring services to the ship.

Delivered last month, the vessel is 362m in length and was built at the STX France shipyard in the French port of Saint-Nazaire.

Powered by four 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines and two 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines, the ‘Harmony of the Seas’ features four Wärtsilä CT3500 transverse thrusters for performing manoeuvres.

Last month, Wärtsilä secured a contract to provide integrated electrical solutions for four new RoRo ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) yard in Germany.

Under the contract, the company will deliver all products and services available from its Wärtsilä SAM Electronics segment.


Image: The world’s largest cruise ship, ‘Harmony of the Seas, is powered by Wärtsilä. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.

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