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June 10, 2004

Alstom wins Costa power and propulsion order

The Power Conversion Business of ALSTOM has just been awarded a multi-million euro contract by Fincantieri to supply electric power and propulsion equipment for the next Costa Crociere (Carnival Group) cruise ship to be delivered in summer 2006.

This ocean-going cruise vessel, the largest cruise ship in the history of Italian shipping, will be built at the Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. It will be used for year-round worldwide cruising and carry 3,800 passengers at a maximum speed of 23 knots.

ALSTOM will supply the two synchronous propulsion motors of 21MW each and the associated power synchroconverters. It will also provide the propulsion control system, including the remote control, harmonic filtering and 11kV distribution system.

Pierre Simon, Director of the Marine and Offshore activity within ALSTOM Power Conversion France said: "This order confirms our market-leading position for electrical propulsion and control systems for cruise ships. Along with the recent Carnival Liberty order and this new contract, we continue our route following the successful delivery of Queen Mary 2 and look ahead for new challenges. As usual, our teams will bring together all their skills at any level--engineering, project management, commissioning and training--to deliver Costa Crociere a winning ship."

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