The agreement spans 15 years and encompasses six vessels under RCC’s brands Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. The financial value of the service agreement is in excess of USD 50 million.
The agreement covers four Solstice and two Oasis class vessels and includes an option to extend the agreement to additional existing vessels, vessels that are currently under construction and future newbuilds. The Solstice and Oasis class vessels all feature ABB’s Azipod propulsion technology.
Under the service agreement, ABB will deliver RCC vessels a range of services that optimize the life cycle of the vessels: scheduled dry docking services, Azipod propulsion unit modernizations and condition based maintenance services, which contributes to better predictability of maintenance costs.
“Cruise segment customers are increasingly focusing on optimizing the life cycle of their fleet and investing in solutions that boost cost efficiency. The service agreement with Royal Caribbean is a token of trust that we understand the needs of our customers and deliver tangible benefits, improving their profitability,” said Heikki Soljama, head of ABB’s Business Unit Marine and Cranes.