Carrier provides comfort

Carrier is providing water chillers and air handling units to three new cruise ships under construction for Celebrity Cruises in the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Six 19 series Evergreen centrifugal chillers, manufactured in Carrier’s Montluel factory in France, will be installed this year on each of the three new vessels to supply cooling to the air handling units and fan coils throughout the ship. The order also includes 78 new Airovision air handling units with a total capacity of 450 m³/s per vessel, supplied via Imtech Germany GmBH. Each air handler is constructed with corrosion-resistant stainless steel frames and panels, and 40 on each vessel will incorporate a rotary heat exchanger for energy recovery purposes.

Each new cruise ship will accommodate 2,850 guests, and measure 315 metres long and 37 metres wide. The launch of the first, the Celebrity Solstice, is scheduled for autumn 2008, with the second, the Celebrity Equinox due the following summer.

“Carrier Holland Heating is proud to have been chosen again by Royal Caribbean,” said Robert Snijder, General Manager of Carrier Holland Heating. “The Airovision units are differentiated by their quality, flexibility and innovation, and are designed to meet the highest standards on durability, acoustics and hygienic requirements. For that reason we consistently supply the marine and offshore industry, but are also a preferred choice for airports, hospitals, museums and theatres and demanding industrial applications.”

Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean, purchased two centrifugal chillers in 2005 to provide supplementary cooling in a cruise ship vessel that was being extended by 24 metres. “The supplementary chillers gave Royal Caribbean their first experience with Carrier chillers. These chillers met all expectations and provided Royal Caribbean with the confidence to use Carrier in its aggressive new building program,” said Christopher Spunar, General Manager, Carrier Marine Systems.

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