MAN Diesel & Turbo is to supply five engines for Carnival Cruise Lines’ latest newbuild Carnival Vista.
The 5,000-passenger ship will feature a diesel-electric propulsion system and will be powered by five of MAN Diesel’s Tier-II-type engines – including two 14V48/60CR and three 8L48/60CR types – capable of delivering 62,400 kilowatts. The five engines will operate with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s common-rail injection system, allowing them to run on both heavy fuel oils and distillate fuels. The technology, developed in-house, will improve the vessel’s fuel consumption and reduce its smoke emissions, as well as giving the highest possible degree of redundancy, safety and flexibility
“This new order is yet another historical milestone for the company in what is a technologically but also commercially demanding market,” said Stephan Timmermann, member of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s executive board. “Gaining the confidence of Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, fills us with pride but we are also aware of the high level of expectation that working with a major, new customer brings. This new cruise order is our second at Fincantieri within a rather short period of time and clearly signals the deepening of our nascent collaboration with one of the world’s dominant cruise shipbuilders.”
Carnival Vista will be built at the Fincantieri yard in Italy and is scheduled for delivery in spring 2016.