AIDA and Costa Ships

Wartsila has announced that it has been awarded the contract to supply a broad range of integrated automation, navigation and dynamic positioning equipment, as well as the complete uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for four new cruise ships being built for Carnival Corporation brands -- AIDA and Costa. Two of the vessels are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, while the other two vessels are to be built at Meyer Turku in Finland.

The Wartsila Nacos Platinum system comprises 12 multifunction workstations for combined displays of ARPA radar, ECDIS conning and dynamic positioning operations, in addition to those for automatic steering and voyage planning. The scope of navigation equipment also includes the subsidiary sensors, as well as associated communications facilities covering a full range of GMDSS A3 equipment.

Wartsila's Nacos Platinum series is complemented by an advanced integrated dynamic positioning system. Three compact workstations provide full access to the customised cruise software from the main bridge and from both bridge wings.

Wartsila Nacos Valmatic Platinum is an integrated automation system that includes numerous individual systems handling power management, energy measuring, LNG plant control, the HVAC, cabin control, emergency shutdown, information management, safety management control, video walls and tactical tables, as well as an extended alarm system. The complete system is operated and controlled from a total of 24 work stations at different locations. In addition, the HVAC system has local control from 55 locations.

Each vessel will be equipped with Wartsila Joystar Ocean UPS systems, including eight 100 kVA UPS, five 20 kVA UPS, and two 40 kVA UPS. Altogether, there will be one MW of UPS power for each vessel. The UPS systems secure the power supply of critical and essential systems, such as those serving the fire zones, bridge, navigation functions and broadcast systems.