ABB will supply the complete power, propulsion and automation package for a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV Werften for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises.
The three Crystal Cruises’ luxury Endeavor-class mega-yachts and two Star Cruises Global-class vessels will all feature a complete ABB propulsion system, electric power plant, automation and marine software system. The three Crystal ships will be powered by two Azipod D units each to enable the ships to navigate polar conditions while the two new Star Cruises Global-class ships will each be installed with three Azipod XO thrusters.
All five vessels will also feature ABB´s flagship automation with Intelligent Maneuvering Interface and OCTOPUS marine software for optimised energy management.
“The co-operation with ABB will further strengthen and support our vision to build the world´s most modern and efficient cruise vessels. Together with MV Werften and ABB we will incorporate the latest technology into our luxury cruise ships,” commented Genting Group executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.
ABB vice president of global sales, passenger vessels and Azipod propulsion Marcus Högblom said: “We are seeing increased interest in the polar regions from the passenger sector, so our expertise in the cruise and ice-going sectors means we are ideally positioned and can fully support our customers with their new projects.”