Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany
has selected Metso DNA for the Integrated Alarm, Monitoring & Control
System (IAMCS) to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's new generation of cruise ships
referred to as "Project Sunshine". The contract is for three vessels of 167.000
GRT with a capacity for 4180 passengers in double occupancy.
vessels will be of the latest innovative design with high focus on energy
saving and sustainable environmental solutions, both important subjects for
Royal Caribbean. The IAMCS will be sized to handle close to 18.000 I/O's within
machinery, air-condition and emergency shutdown systems. The management of the
diesel electric power plant is an integral part of the Metso DNA system.
Metso is delighted to be part of RCCL's innovative project Sunshine at
Meyer Werft having supplied automation system components earlier to Royal
Caribbean International's Radiance class and Celebrity Cruises Solstice class
ships as well as many other cruise projects at Meyer Werft over the years.
Ship automation since the early 80s
systems based on Metso technology have a long history. Ship automation systems
started in the early 80's with Damatic Classic and has developed through to
today's Metso DNA. Majority of installations are for advanced ship types, such
as cruise vessels. In particular, redundancy features and high product quality
that guarantee undisturbed and safe ship operations have contributed to the
success story of Metso's automation systems.
The first delivery of an
automation system based on Metso technology to a ship was in 1983 and up until
today several hundred ships have been equipped with Metso's automation system.
Metso has engineering resources with broad automation competence for
machinery, power plant and air conditioning systems on board ships. Metso's
marine automation solutions fit all types of ships and complexities, from crude
oil carriers to passenger ferries, cruise ships, offshore supply and oil &
gas processing vessels.
Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Limited (Yantai
Wanhua) was established in 1988 and, post-restructuring, became the first
publicly listed joint-stock company in Shangdong province. The primary business
of the company is the research and development, production and sales of MDI
isocyanate products, aromatic polyamines, and TPE, TPU and TPV products. Yantai
Wanhua is the largest MDI manufacturer in the Asia-pacific region. Currently,
the company owns three MDI plants that produce 1 million tons per year. Product
quality and company resource consumption both reach the highest international
standards. In 2011, the company achieved revenues of RMB 13.66 billion (2.28
Billion USD) and a net profit of RMB 1.85 billion (308 Million USD).
The Automation segment's process automation and flow control solutions
meet the growing needs of Metso's customer industries to improve production
process efficiency as raw materials and energy sources become scarcer and their
costs increase. Our global network of service experts delivers business
solutions to our customers that improve their productivity, lower risks and
Metso is a
global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process
industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and
gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability
and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results. www.metso.com,
For further information please
Per Syvertsen, Senior Technical Manager, Marine Automation
Tel. +47 3330 5660