Carnival Selects MAN Engines
Four-stroke engines to power cruise operator’s next generation of vessel
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order from Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply five 48/60CR engines for the first ship of its next generation of cruise liner.
The five MAN 48/60CR engines, capable of delivering a combined 62 MW, will operate with the company’s common-rail technology. This electronically controlled injection system yields excellent results in terms of fuel consumption and emissions, MAN said.
With a gross tonnage of 121 100 tonnes and a passenger capacity of approximately 5000, the ship will be the largest vessel in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet and represents the introduction of a brand new class of ship, the company said. The vessel will be built in Italy at Fincantieri S.p.A., one of the world's leading cruise shipbuilders.
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016.