Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a contract by Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc
in Finland to supply six Wärtsilä 12V46 as prime movers for the main generating sets for the Ultra Voyager cruise ship recently ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL).
Due for delivery in May 2006, the Ultra Voyager is a development of the five Voyager-class cruise ships built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards for RCL. The 160,000 grt newbuilding will carry 3600 passengers with two persons in each cabin, and have about 15 percent more passenger space than its predecessors. The ship will cruise principally in the Caribbean.
The Wärtsilä engines will form a 75.6 MW diesel-electric power plant supplying all power needs of the ship, including propulsion, ancillaries, hotel services, etc. The engines will be delivered during this year.