Metso has received an order from STX France to supply an advanced vessel-wide automation system, including sophisticated energy management solutions, to the world’s largest cruise vessel, Oasis 3.
“The world’s largest cruise ship sets stringent requirements on the automation system, as it will control and monitor the electric power plant, air conditioning and swimming pools. The system must be available 24/7, therefore the reliability of the Metso DNA redundant systems are of the utmost importance,” says John Weierud, director marine automation, Metso.
Metso’s ship automation package encompasses machinery, air conditioning and emergency shutdown systems. The total system includes around 32 000 I/O signals, making it a considerably larger than many land based systems. In addition to the automation system platform, Metso’s delivery scope includes engineering, programming, factory testing, technical assistance during quay and sea trials and crew training. Dock trials are scheduled to start in mid-2015.
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