Azipods ordered for two more Carnival Corp. newbuilds

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NOVEMBER 4, 2014 — No surprise here, but, for the record, ABB has received a repeat order worth $60 million from the shipbuilder deliver Azipod XO podded electric propulsion systems and complete electrical power plants for two new Carnival Corporation cruise ships.

ABB's delivery will also include generators, main switchboards, a remote control system and distribution transformers.

One of the ships is for Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line brand and will 99,500 gt, 2,650 passenger sister ship to Koningsdam, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard. It will be delivered in fourth quarter 2018.The other is Carnival Cruise Line's 3,954-passenger a sister ship to Carnival Vista. It is set for delivery for in first quarter 2018 and will be the line's twenty-sixth ship

"We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Fincantieri, which is known as one of the world's leading cruise ship builders. Longstanding customer relationships with leading shipyards such as Fincantieri are testament to our continued dedication to quality and customer value," says Heikki Soljama, managing director for ABB's Marine and Ports business.

The collaboration between ABB and Fincantieri spans over 25 years: ABB's first electric propulsion delivery to Fincantieri was for a Carnival cruise ship in 1990. Since then, 14 ships built by Fincantieri have been equipped with ABB's Azipod propulsion. Twenty-four of Carnival Corporation's ships are equipped with Azipod propulsion.

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