P&O Princess Cruises Picks EnviroEngines

Friday, December 07, 2001
Wärtsilä Corporation was tapped to supply 12 EnviroEngines for four cruise ships contracted by P&O Princess Cruises. Wärtsilä EnviroEngines employ electronically controlled common-rail fuel injection to provide optimum combustion over the entire load range, to give the particular benefit of no visible smoke at any load and when starting or during transient load changes. They also employ electronically controlled direct water injection to achieve the low NOx emission value of 6 g/kWh. These EnviroEngines for P&O Princess Cruises are the first to incorporate both technologies. As diesel engines, their high efficiency also means they have the lowest CO2 emissions of all prime movers. The smokeless operation of EnviroEngines is of particular attraction to P&O Princess Cruises, as it meets the need for a clear engine exhaust when operating in environmentally sensitive areas such as Alaska. The first eight Wärtsilä EnviroEngines, two Wärtsilä 9L46 engines, two Wärtsilä 8L46 engines and four Wärtsilä 16V46 engines, have successfully completed factory acceptance tests for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Chantiers de l'Atlantique and P&O Princess Cruises. On Wednesday, December 5, the eighth engine was tested in Turku in the presence of Charles Arkinstall, Executive Vice President, and senior technical staff of P&O Princess Cruises, together with Mikael Mäkinen, Group Vice President, Marine & Licensing, Wärtsilä Corporation. Two ships are building at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France, with delivery scheduled in 2002 and 2003. They will each have two Wärtsilä 16V46 EnviroEngines, each delivering 16,800 kW at 514 rev/min. The ships will be named respectively "Coral Princess" and "Island Princess". When delivered, the "Coral Princess" will be the first vessel to enter service with fully fledged EnviroEngines. Two ships, the "Diamond Princess" and "Sapphire Princess", are also being built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. They are due for delivery from the Nagasaki yard in 2003 and 2004 respectively. These ships will each be equipped with two Wärtsilä 9L46 and two Wärtsilä 8L46 EnviroEngines. The nine-cylinder engines are rated at 9,450 kW output each at 514 rpm and the eight-cylinder engines 8,400 kW at the same speed.
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

ABB's 25th Year in Dubai

ABB Turbocharging is celebrating its 25th anniversary in UAE. Established in 1989 in Dubai, ABB has grown to become a fully-fledged service station capable

Moore Stephens Expects Vessel Operating Cost to Rise

Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost three per cent in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.

Wärtsilä Steerable Thruster Gets Class Approval

DNV-GL approved the design of the Wärtsilä WST-14 thruster, significant as approval was granted based on a thruster design that has yet to be introduced into full series production.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 2.5806 sec (0 req/sec)