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September 17, 2014

Metso to upgrade automation system for Royal Caribbean

Metso has won a contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises to enhance the vessel-wide automation system of its cruise ship Voyager of the Seas.

By Samseer M

Voyager of the Seas

Metso has won a contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises to enhance the vessel-wide automation system of its cruise ship Voyager of the Seas.

Financial details of the contract remain undisclosed.

The automation system is based on Metso technology and examines machineries, including diesel generators, power management and air-conditioning.

Metso will upgrade the equipment to an enhanced Metso DNA automation system along with the new operator stations and process controllers.

"The project aims to help the cruise ship operate more efficiently as it saves energy and supports sustainability."

The scope of delivery also covers a trend and event archive that provides information and guidance about past events and also helps in decision-making.

Upgrading work will start this month and the start-up is scheduled for next month in Singapore. The project aims to help the cruise ship operate more efficiently as it saves energy and supports sustainability.

Metso will also provide an automation system to Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum-class ship, Quantum of the Seas, and newbuilding Oasis 3; both are scheduled for delivery and service in October and 2016 respectively.

The 311m-long and 137,276t ship, Voyager of the Seas, has been using Metso’s automation technology for the last 15 years.

Voyager of the Seas was the largest cruise ship at the time of its delivery in 1999, with 14 guest decks and accommodation for 3,114 guests.


Image: Royal Caribbean cruise ship Voyager of the Seas. Photo: courtesy of Metso.

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