Carnival upgrade contract for GE

GE has won a contract to upgrade the propulsion system for the Carnival Group’s 'Dawn Princess' cruise vessel GE has won a contract to upgrade the propulsion system for the Carnival Group’s 'Dawn Princess' cruise vessel
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GE has secured a contract to replace existing controllers with new generation PECe digital propulsion controls for Carnival Group’s 'Dawn Princess' cruise vessel

The new system should make the entire system more compact enhancing redundancy and improving operational safety.

“We are delighted to be partnering once again with Carnival Corporation, providing upgrade services to one of the largest cruise operators in the world. Their trust in our solutions over the years speaks volumes of the quality of our offerings to the cruise industry,” said Tim Schweikert, president and CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions.

Back in 1994, GE’s technology originally helped power the 856 foot, 77,441 tonne, Dawn Princess cruise vessel. Decades later, and building upon the long-standing relation with Carnival cruise, GE will once again partner with Carnival Corporation to update the propulsion controls for the vessel during its exciting transition to Pacific Explorer, operating under P&O Cruises Australia.

GE will be concluding extensive shop tests at its Belfort Center of Excellence (CoE) using its real-time simulator where a digital model of the vessel can be created. Thanks to this, the planned upgrades can be verified for operational excellence in advance to facilitate faultless execution within the dry-docking period of 12 days.

During the upgrade, Visor remote control will also be upgraded to have a better diagnostic system, which will help with remote troubleshooting and unplanned downtime reduction.

GE will also provide technical assistance during the first cruise after dry docking.

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