May 19, 2005

ALSTOM power for Fincantieri newbuilds

ALSTOM says it has just been awarded a multi-million euro contract by Fincantieri to supply electric propulsion systems for two new cruise ships, one for Carnival Cruises to be built at the Italian builder's Marghera yard and one for Costa Crociere at the Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa.

Set for delivery in the first half of 2007, the ships are the sister ships of Carnival Liberty and Costa Concordia, currently being built at Fincantieri--also with an ALSTOM electric propulsion system.

For each vessel, ALSTOM will supply two synchronous propulsion motors of 20 MW for Carnival and 21 MW for Costa and the associated electric drives. ALSTOM will also provide the propulsion control systems including remote control as well as the harmonic filtering and 11kV distribution systems.

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