CYCLOCONVERTER--THE PROPULSION REALITY BEHIND THE FANTASY

Is is explained how electric propulsion based on the cyclo principle offers flexibility in design and reliability in operation. The principle of the cycloconverter is simple: a number of medium speed diesel engines drive generators that feed current on the power station principle to supply the propulsion system, the ship's auxiliaries and the hotel load. A cycloconverter system by ABB Marine, part of the ASEA Brown Boveri Group, is described and its characteristics graphed. The system will power the 70,000 grt cruise ship FANTASY, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, and a schematic diagram of the ship's power station layout is shown. Similar systems will power two other newbuildings for Carnival, and a Japanese cruise liner.

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  • Accession Number: 00659006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM