June 8, 2004
Wartsila power for Ultra Voyager
Wartsila Corporation has been awarded a contract by Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc. to supply six Wartsila 12V46 diesels as prime movers for the main generating sets for the Ultra Voyager cruise ship recently ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL).
Due for delivery in May 2006, the Ultra Voyager is a development of the five Voyager-class cruise ships built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards for RCL.
The 160,000 grt newbuilding will carry 3,600 passengers with two persons in each cabin, and have about 15 percent more passenger space than its predecessors.
The ship will cruise principally in the Caribbean. The Wartsila engines will form a 75.6 MW diesel-electric power plant supplying all power needs of the ship, including propulsion, ancillaries, hotel services, etc. The engines will be delivered during this year.
This is the latest of a long line of RCL cruise ships powered by Wartsila diesel engines. These include four delivered from France in 1995-1998, and five Voyager-class ships from Finland in 1999-2003 in addition to several earlier deliveries.