Engineering giant Wärtsilä has received an order from Carnival Corporation to supply six Wärtsilä 46 engines for its new cruise vessel.

The Finnish company said the power generated by the engines will be used for propulsion, thrusters, air conditioning, lighting and auxiliary services.

The 130,000t vessel, carrying the preliminary name Carnival Dream 3, will be built by at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy and is scheduled to launch in August 2011.

The vessel has been designed to reduce carbon emissions and will operate mainly in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Alaska.