Wärtsilä delivers key equipment to China’s first purpose-built cruise ship

2023-12-28T18:48:15+00:00 December 28th, 2023|Technology|

Wärtsilä ANCS, part of the giant technology group, has delivered a suite of solutions to the ‘Adora Magic City’, China’s first domestically built cruise ship.

These include a NACOS Platinum Valmatic automation and control system, valve control system, low location lighting, navigation system, engine and bridge control room console, and smart motor control unit.

In addition, Wärtsilä has supplied the bow thruster system, as well as its dynamic trim system and cable and steel parts.

This integrated system not only enhances the efficiency and safety of the cruise but also positions the ‘Adora Magic City’ as a pioneer in the Chinese cruise industry, Wärtsilä said.

All of the equipment was delivered to the customer in 2021 and 2022 and now the vessel is preparing for her maiden voyage on the 1st January, 2024 from Shanghai.

“The cruise industry has always been a key focus for ANCS in providing innovative automation and making navigation capabilities possible. The ‘Adora Magic City’ not only represents a leap forward for China’s shipbuilding industry but also allows new opportunities for the cruising industry in China,” said Thomas Heldarskard-winnerskjold, Director, Automation & Navigation, ANCS.

“The project’s importance lies in its role as a symbol of China’s prowess in shipbuilding and Wärtsilä ANCS, with their innovative products and continuous support, have allowed us to set new standards in China for the luxury cruising industry,” added Zhou Qi, Project Manager, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, CSSC.