Wärtsilä Engines for Royal Caribbean Cruises
Wärtsilä Corporation won an order in August to power a new post-Panamax cruise ship contracted by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) for its Celebrity Cruises brand at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. With this order included Wärtsilä will now be powering the whole series of three new post-Panamax cruise ships contracted by RCL at Meyer Werft during 2006. The other two contracts were awarded to Wärtsilä in spring this year.
Each ship will be equipped with four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 46 engines having a combined power of 67,200 kW. The engines will be arranged in a diesel-electric power plant supplying all propulsion and electrical requirements of the vessel.
The Wärtsilä engines will be equipped with common-rail fuel injection systems. The common-rail systems ensure that the engines have no visible smoke at any power level while also meeting international regulations for NOx emissions.