Chosen repeatedly for more than 10 years by Fincantieri shipyard to equip in-board propulsion for Carnival and Costa vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business has helped the shipyard successfully deliver the Costa Diadema cruise ship to the Carnival Corporation in late Octoer.

The Costa Diadema cruise ship benefits from GE’s latest technology and vast experience from the cruise industry.

GE has led the consortium providing the electric power and propulsion system including six generators and six aft/bow thruster electrical motors, HV main switchboard and distribution transformers, propulsion transformers, synchro-drives and motors for the Diadema. The electric power and propulsion system on the ship optimizes the fuel consumption and enhances the overall safety and reliability of the vessels operation.

“Over the past 10 years, GE has been a reliable partner to help us build this ship and resolve various issues. We have a strong reliance on GE and its capability to ensure our passengers a very pleasant and smooth journey.” said Richard-Haslam Jones, Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding,

“The successful commissioning and on-time delivery once again demonstrates GE’s capability and expertise in the cruise sector. We have confidence that our partnership will continue for a long time.”

“GE is continuously looking to improve technology provided in cruise ships.” said Paul English, Marine Business Leader, GE Power Conversion, “By using GE’s electric power and propulsion system, ship owners will benefit from a reliable power supply, higher operating efficiency and lower emissions. Our long-lasting relationship with Carnival is irrefutable proof that our solution stands the test of time.”