Metso is to modernise the vessel-wide automation system of its Voyager of the Seas cruise ship.
This comes following the awarding of an order by Royal Caribbean Cruises, and the upgraded system will contribute to the reliable and safe operation of the ship over the coming years.
The system controls and monitors the ship’s vital machinery, such as diesel generators, power management and air conditioning. The upgrades will help Royal Caribbean save energy and support sustainability.
Metso’s delivery scope encompasses an upgrade of the existing system to a state-of-the-art Metso DNA automation system, which includes new operator stations, process controllers, and energy-saving functions.
A Trend and Event Archive is also included, giving users access to historical data straight from the operator interface. The archive provides information about past events, guidance about similar events and helps improve decision-making.
A start-up is scheduled for October 2014 following a total vessel revitalisation in dry dock in Singapore.
Metso has worked with Royal Caribbean for many years, and Voyager of the Seas has been operating with the company’s automation technology throughout its 15-year history.
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