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Alstom Propulsion Systems for New Cruise Ships

Posted on May 24, 2005

The Power Conversion Business of Alstom has been awarded a contract by Fincantieri to supply electric propulsion systems for two new cruise ships, one for Carnival Cruises to be built at the Marghera yard and one for Costa Crociere at the Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. Both ships are to be delivered in the first half of 2007 and are the sister ships of Carnival Liberty and Costa Concordia - both being built at Fincantieri with Alstom electric propulsion systems that are expected to be delivered in Summer 2005 and Summer 2006 respectively.

The new ships will be used for year-round worldwide cruising. For each vessel, Alstom will supply two synchronous propulsion motors of 20 MW for Carnival and 21 MW for Costa and the associated electric drives. The company will also provide the propulsion control systems including remote control, as well as the harmonic filtering and 11kV distribution systems.

For more information: www.powerconv.alstom.com/home/

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