Posted February 28th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Carnival Corporation’s new cruise vessel powered by Wärtsilä engines
Friday, 05 March, 2010
A leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä has received an order of six Wärtsilä 46 engines for the new cruise ship of the global cruise company Carnival Corporation. The cruiser, which will be built by the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy, carries a preliminary title ‘Carnival Dream 3’. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in spring 2012.
In addition to the engine delivery, the contract includes the initialization of the engines and annual crew training.
The electrical power generated by the Wärtsilä 46 engines will be used for propulsion, bow and stern thrusters, air conditioning, lighting and auxiliary services.
Carnival Dream 3 will sail worldwide, mainly in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Alaska. To protect the environment by reducing emissions in vulnerable sea areas, the vessel has been designed to operate also on light fuel oil.
The 130,000-ton cruise ship, which will have an overall length of about 306 metres and a breadth of 37 metres, will be able to carry up to 3690 passengers.
Carnival Dream 3 is a new version of Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic cruise ships. British-American-Panamanian owned Carnival Corporation is the largest holiday cruise operator in the world.