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China’s first domestically built cruise ship sets sail with a suite of Wärtsilä solutions

Posted on January 1, 2024

Wärtsilä ANCS, part of technology group Wärtsilä, has delivered to the Adora Magic City, China’s first domestically built cruise ship, a suite of solutions including the 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. Additionally, Wärtsilä has contributed to the vessel’s excellence with the delivery of its bow thruster system, as well as its dynamic trim system and cable and steel parts supply.

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. All equipment has been successfully delivered to the customer in 2021 and 2022 and now the vessel is preparing for its maiden voyage on the 1st of 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,” says 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” mentioned Zhou Qi, Project Manager, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, CSSC.

Image caption: Adora Magic City, China’s first domestically built cruise ship, sets sail with a suite of Wärtsilä solutions. © CSSC SWS

Wärtsilä ANCS in brief:
ANCS (Automation, Navigation & Control Systems), part of Wärtsilä Portfolio Business, transforms vessel journeys through the use of innovative hardware and software technologies. Our primary focus is on enhancing safety, improving efficiency, and ensuring compliance. With a strong legacy of pioneering advancements in maritime technology, our comprehensive range of solutions includes user-friendly integrated navigation and automation systems, sensors that enhance safety measures, and Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems.

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.


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