Eaton power for newbuild cruise ships

13 Jan 2015
Eaton’s uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) have power ratings of between 20 and 160kVA

Eaton’s uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) have power ratings of between 20 and 160kVA

Global power management company, Eaton, has secured a contract with German shipbuilder, Meyer Werft to supply power systems onboard two of its cruise ships currently under construction for Star Cruises.

Eaton’s uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) have power ratings of between 20 and 160kVA and will be used to protect onboard systems on the cruise ships such as bridge equipment, ship automation systems, propulsion and communications equipment.

Oscar Rivella, Eaton segment manager marine & offshore industries, said: ““Meyer Werft is one of the most successful and creative shipbuilders when it comes to cruise vessels, leading the way with innovative and environmentally friendly ships. Eaton is well positioned to help Meyer Werft and Star Cruises enhance electrical safety, reliability and efficiency.”

As well as powering onboard systems for the cruise ships, the UPSs will help provide a reliable power supply for the myriad of leisure activities for passengers including casinos, theatres, beauty and spa areas and golf simulators.

Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio includes units that protect safety and cruising related systems and commercial applications. In addition to its marine certified small (0 to 3 kVA), medium (8 to 160 kVA) and large systems (225 to 1,100 kVA). It also offers complementary power management solutions with software and connectivity products.

The company portfolio also includes low and medium voltage switchgear, onshore power supply systems for marina and cruise ship terminal needs, busbar trunking, cable ladder and arc flash protection systems and marine certified variable speed drives, as well as filtration systems.

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