Marioff in five year maintenance deal with Carnival

HI-FOGOCTOBER 17, 2013 — Helsinki, Finland, headquartered Marioff Corporation Oy has signed a five-year frame agreement for maintenance services with Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE:CCL). It covers servicing and maintaining Hi-Fog water mist fire suppression systems already installed onboard 66 cruise ships owned by Carnival Corporation and operating under Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line N.V., Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd., Cunard Line, Carnival Australia, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruise Lines Ltd and AIDA Cruises brands.

Marioff, the world's largest supplier of water mist fire protection technology, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"Passenger and crew safety is by far the top priority for Carnival Corporation. Our agreement with Marioff is part of our renewed focus on fire suppression systems and represents a critical measure to uphold our strong record of safe operations," said Umberto Sampiero, Vice President, Strategic Global Sourcing, Carnival Corporation & plc.

Marioff says the five-year agreement is amongst the most extensive agreements it has ever entered, in terms of scope and duration. According to the agreement, Marioff will provide a broad range of services including annual and breakdown maintenance, more extensive periodical preventive maintenance services, spare parts sales and crew training on the system operation.

Marioff has designed a standard, fleet-wide service program with Carnival Corporation to align the maintenance processes and documentation to meet latest OEM service recommendations and IMO and classification society rules.

"We are pleased to build on our longstanding relationship with Carnival Corporation. The agreement is expected to improve reliability and predictability for the cruise line, ensuring the safety of its passengers and crew onboard, while enabling business continuity in the event of fire," said Juha Ilvonen, Manager, After Sales, Marioff.

"Passenger and crew safety is by far the top priority for Carnival Corporation. Our agreement with Marioff is part of our renewed focus on fire suppression systems and represents a critical measure to uphold our strong record of safe operations," said Umberto Sampiero, Vice President, Strategic Global Sourcing, Carnival Corporation & plc.

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