Extended Wärtsilä agreement supports Carnival Corp’s fleet de-carbonisation goals

2024-01-29T22:09:05+00:00 January 29th, 2024|Technology|

Technology group Wärtsilä and Carnival Corp have signed a one-year extension to the performance-based agreement that has been in place since 2017.

This agreement, which was signed in October, 2023, was due to expire in March, 2029, but will now be valid until March, 2030. It covers the maintenance, technical support, optimisation and fuel saving solutions for 57 cruise ships within the global Carnival Corp fleet.

By optimising the performance and efficiency of the cruise ships’ Wärtsilä engines, fuel consumption is reduced, which in turn lowers greenhouse gas emission levels. This programme is considered a key element within Carnival Corp’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its fleet operations.

“In extending our agreement with Wärtsilä, we are emphasising our commitment to reducing our environmental impact as we pursue net zero emissions by 2050,” said Riccardo Cordara, AVP Fleet Asset Management at Carnival Corp.

“The partnership and collaboration with Wärtsilä are extremely important to us, and we appreciate the ongoing support they are able to provide.”

“We are pleased to continue and strengthen our long-term partnership with Carnival Corporation via this agreement extension. Wärtsilä can leverage on its vast experience, its in-house expertise, and its innovative approach to maintenance support to optimise performance and efficiency. The result benefits not only cruise operations, but the environment as a whole,” added Andy Dickinson, Director PBL at Wärtsilä.

In addition to scheduled and unscheduled spare parts, the Wärtsilä agreement includes technical advisory for major overhauls, technical audits, crew training, equipment monitoring, technical support, and an industry-first tailored fuel savings programme.