Wärtsilä engines for RCL cruise ship

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 7 March 2006 at 14:00 UTC+2

This is the shorter of two versions of this press release. The longer version contains more technical information. 

Wärtsilä will supply environmentally-sound engines to a Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) cruise ship. The contract was signed in February. The ship, to be operated by Celebrity Cruises, the subsidiary of RCL and to be built at the German Meyer Werft shipyard, is due for delivery in autumn 2008.

Wärtsilä will deliver four Wärtsilä 46 engines, which will be arranged in a diesel-electric power plant supplying all the propulsion and electrical requirements of the vessel.

The engines will be equipped with common-rail fuel injection systems which ensure that the engines have no visible smoke at any power level.

These are the first Wärtsilä medium-speed engines for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd at Meyer Werft. Wärtsilä has supplied engines for a number of other RCL cruise ships, including the Voyager and the Freedom classes.

For further information please contact Ms Eeva Kainulainen, VP Corporate Communications & IR, phone +358 10 709 5235.

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