Marine Log

March 7, 2006

Wartsila diesels for Celebrity post-Panamax

Wartsila Corporation is to supply four 16 cylinder Warsila 46 diesel engines to Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, for the new post-Panamax cruise ship contracted there by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL).

The ship is to be operated by Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of RCL, and is due for delivery in autumn 2008.

The four engines will have a combined power of 67,200 kW. They will be arranged in a diesel-electric power plant supplying all propulsion and electrical requirements of the vessel.

The 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.

Although these are the first Wartsila medium speed engines for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd at Meyer Werft, Wartsila has supplied engines for a number of other RCL cruise ships, including the Voyager and the Freedom classes.