Service Agreement For Cruise Liners

Wärtsilä, ABB Turbocharging to service Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Posted on June 12, 2014

Wärtsilä has signed a 10-year maintenance and technical support agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). ABB Turbocharging has been subcontracted by Wärtsilä in the servicing of the agreement, which covers 142 Wärtsilä engines and 170 ABB turbochargers in 36 RCL vessels, 32 already in operation and four newbuilds with an option to add more vessels in the future.

Under the terms of the contract, Wärtsilä will provide a broad range of services for RCL including condition monitoring of the engines, individualized technical support, the development and design of new components, as well as spare parts supply agreement. ABB Turbocharging will work with Wärtsilä to provide a customized service package for the turbochargers on the vessels, including scheduled and unscheduled spare parts and labour at an ABB workshop.

The agreement is one of the largest between Wärtsilä and a marine customer, the company said.