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ABB Propulsion Package Chosen To Drive World's Largest Cruise Ship

ABB Marine signed a contract with Fincantieri of Italy for the delivery of the electrical propulsion and power systems for the 95,000- grt cruise vessel under construction for Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) of Miami. The vessel is due to enter service in 1996.

In all, ABB Marine will deliver: four main generators, 11.2 MW each; two main generators, 8.4 MW each; a main switchboard; two main propulsion motors, 20 MW, speedcontrolled by 6.6 kV water-cooled cycloconverters; three bow thruster motors, 1.72 MW; three stern thruster motors, 1.72 MW; five air conditioning compressor motors, 1 MW each; two motor/generator sets; ten distribution transformers (various ratings); and one emergency generator.

ABB Marine in Helsinki (ABB Industry Oy), responsible for the technical coordination, is providing the basic systems engineering and supplying the main generators and the Cyclo propulsion system. ABB Marine in Italy (ABB Industria S.p.A.) will supply the main switchboard, the transformers, the motor/ generator sets, the thruster and air conditioning motors, as well as the emergency generator.

Similar ABB systems are being installed in five of CCL's Fantasyclass ships under construction at Kvaerner Masa-Yards, and four of Holland America Line's Statendamclass vessels being built at Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard. ABB propulsion and power plants have been order for a Crystal Cruise vessel, the Crystal Symphony, under construction at Kvaerner Masa's Turku yard. For more information on the propulsion packages from ABB Marine, Circle 144 on Reader Service Card






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