Metso has been selected by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, to install its Integrated Alarm, Monitoring & Control System (IAMCS) to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's (RCCL) new generation of cruise ships. The contract is for three vessels of 167.000 GRT with a capacity for 4180 passengers in double occupancy.
The vessels will focus on energy saving and sustainable environmental solutions. The IAMCS will be sized to handle close to 18.000 I/O's within machinery, air-condition and emergency shutdown systems. The management of the diesel electric power plant is an integral part of the Metso DNA system.
Metso is glad to be part of RCCL's innovative project Sunshine at Meyer Werft having supplied automation system components earlier to Royal Caribbean International's Radiance class and Celebrity Cruises Solstice class ships as well as many other cruise projects at Meyer Werft over the years.
Ship automation systems based on Metso technology have a long history. Ship automation systems started in the early 80's with Damatic Classic and has developed through to today's Metso DNA. Majority of installations are for advanced ship types, such as cruise vessels. In particular, redundancy features and high product quality that guarantee undisturbed and safe ship operations have contributed to the success story of Metso's automation systems.
The first delivery of an automation system based on Metso technology to a ship was in 1983 and up until today several hundred ships have been equipped with Metso's automation system.
Metso has engineering resources with broad automation competence for machinery, power plant and air conditioning systems on board ships. Metso's marine automation solutions fit all types of ships and complexities, from crude oil carriers to passenger ferries, cruise ships, offshore supply and oil & gas processing vessels.