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ABB inks 15 year service agreement with Royal Caribbean for six vessels

ABB inks 15 year service agreement with Royal Caribbean for six vessels
ABB has signed an extensive service agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd to increase cost efficiency and predictability of maintenance costs.

The agreement spans 15 years and encompasses six vessels under RCC’s brands Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.

The financial value of the service agreement is in excess of $50m.

The agreement covers four Solstice and two Oasis class vessels and includes an option to extend the agreement to additional existing vessels, vessels that are currently under construction and future newbuilds.

The Solstice and Oasis class vessels all feature ABB’s Azipod propulsion technology.

Under the service agreement, ABB will deliver RCC vessels a range of services that optimize the life cycle of the vessels: scheduled dry docking services, Azipod propulsion unit modernizations and condition based maintenance services, which contributes to better predictability of maintenance costs.

Collaboration between Royal Caribbean Cruises and ABB dates back well over a decade. Royal Caribbean has selected ABB’s Azipod propulsion system for more than 20 newbuildings, including Oasis of the Seas and sister Allure of the Seas.