AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energy applications, announced that Fincantieri S.p.A. has selected its power systems solutions to secure all critical loads applications on board Seabourn Encore, an ultra-luxury cruise ship that Fincantieri will build for Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation. A combination of AC (Protect 8 and Protect 4) UPS and DC (Protect TPR) systems will be delivered to Fincantieri in December this year. They will secure the electrical power supply for automation, ship digital communications, public address safety system, emergency diesel generator and low location lighting. Power supply is a critical part of security on board.
Fincantieri has said that safety will be one of this ship's major features. It will be built using the latest technologies, whose standards will exceed the requirements of the relevant legislation. Given the technical challenge, Fincantieri selected AEG Power Solutions based on the high reliability of its products and their perfect match to the ship builder's high level of requirements, and in particular their stable performance stable in harsh environments. AEG Power Solutions has a proven track record in the marine market, and its expertise positions it strongly to provide power supplies when safety is at stake.
Seabourn Encore will start sailing in the end of 2016. The all-suite ship will be approximately 40,350 gross tonnes, 210 metres long and 28 metres wide and will be able to reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots. It will carry up to 600 guests.
Fincantieri has built 70 cruise ships since 1990, of which 47 have been since 2002. Another 14 ships are currently being designed or built in the company's yards.