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The new agreement between RCL and Wärtsilä covers 196 engines installed in 46 cruise ships, including those on Allure of the Seas (above)

Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean extend their partnership to 2028

Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. are strengthening their long-term cooperation and extending their service agreement to 2028.

The original agreement, signed in 2013, spanned 10 years.

Under the agreement, Wärtsilä is optimising maintenance efficiency through improved Turbocharger maintenance, providing OEM spare parts, workshop services and preferred technical assistance for 46 Royal Caribbean Cruises’ ships.

Direct access to Wärtsilä’s technical expertise

The partnership is to complement the RCL Global Marine in-house expertise with continuous improvement via various technical innovations and direct access to Wärtsilä’s technical expertise with continuous focus on safety and life cycle cost.

This new agreement between RCL and Wärtsilä, covers a total of 196 engines installed in 46 cruise ships, the majority of which sail in the Caribbean and Europe.

The largest portion of RCL fleet of vessels is equipped with Wärtsilä’s condition monitoring technology, which transmits real-time information about engine condition to a Wärtsilä Expertise Centre for analysis.

Predictive maintenance planning

This allows for predictive maintenance planning and optimisation of operations.

‘When it comes to maintenance planning and operations, the marine and cruise industry is moving more and more toward long-term partnerships. This is a natural direction, as it enables a holistic approach to vessel maintenance. A partner that understands the installation and optimises their condition throughout their lifecycle can help Royal Caribbean to enhance their business. Close cooperation is essential in such partnerships,’ says Sean Carey, service unit director North America, Wärtsilä Services.

 

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