P&O Cruises has again partnered with GE’s Marine Solutions to provide upgrades on critical components on board its 77,499-ton Oceana, according to a statement.
Formerly known as Ocean Princess, the cruise vessel was built in 1998 and had GE’s Syconum 2 electronic controller onboard.
GE will be responsible for replacing existing controllers with the new generation of power electronics controllers on the four propulsion drives.
Enabled by a decentralized architecture, the new digital propulsion controller benefits from a compact design, reducing its installation costs while improving operational safety through enhanced efficiency, asset availability and operational precision.
“Oceana is a very popular vessel, offering fly-cruise holidays to an increasing number of new cruise guests. Having reliable and capable ships across our fleet is crucial to capitalize on this growing opportunity,” said Donnacha O'Driscoll, Carnival UK senior vice president. “Following the successful first-phase upgrade provided by GE on Queen Mary 2 last year, we are delighted to continue this partnership with GE and embrace its latest technology to ensure smooth sailing for our guests.”