Virgin Voyages’ new fleet to use highest energy efficiency power package
Switzerland, Zurich: ABB will supply the complete electric power and propulsion package for the Virgin Voyages’ new cruise ship due for delivery in 2020, which will be the first of a fleet of three innovative ships designed and built with environmental responsibility in mind.
As part of the new solution, each vessel will feature a complete electric power plant concept encompassing electricity generators, distribution transformers, main switchboards, and a remote control system for maneuvering the propulsion system, the manufacturer stated in the press release.
Each of the ships will be 278 meters long and 38 meters wide, and accommodate more than 2,700 passengers and 1,150 crew. All three ships will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, with the second and third vessel deliveries scheduled for 2021 and 2022, respectively.