MAY 15, 2015 — Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation & plc have partnered to optimize engine room operations aboard the company's fleet of 101 cruise ships across its nine global brands.
Wärtsilä's solutions will be tested in pilot projects in which Wärtsilä's technologies and systems will be installed on several Carnival Corporation vessels. The technologies and systems include engine control and monitoring systems and safety and fuel efficiency packages as well as Wärtsilä's Asset Performance Optimisation Solution.
Wärtsilä's Asset Performance Optimisation Solution maximizes vessel performance and ensures that systems are operating at their full capabilities, increasing predictability of maintenance needs and fuel management. The fuel engine package is designed to significantly contribute to reducing fuel consumption.
"Since last summer, teams from Carnival Corporation and Wärtsilä have met regularly to ensure that each of these solutions adds value to the company's fleet," said Bill Burke, Chief Maritime Officer, Carnival Corporation. "Ultimately, our goal is to continuously improve our operations in order to accomplish our number-one priority – providing safe and comfortable voyages for our guests, along with a great vacation experience."
"We have focused on finding an agile and mutually beneficial way of cooperating and establishing a structure that drives performance in both organizations," said Tomas Hakala, Vice President, Services, Wärtsilä. "We believe this is the beginning of a close and fruitful relationship between Carnival Corporation and Wärtsilä. The valuable insights that we are gaining can also be further utilized with other product families and vessels."