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PITTSBURGH ... When the world’s largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, departs on its maiden voyage Saturday, December 5, a cadre of electrical power supply systems from diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) will help keep the ship’s 6,300 passengers comfortable, safe and entertained.
Oasis of the Seas, the latest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, spans nearly 1,200 feet in length and has 16 passenger decks. The ship has more than 20 Eaton uninterruptible power system (UPS) units on board that provide a steady flow of power to its massive navigation, computer, emergency lighting and heating/cooling systems as well as its many restaurants, casinos and theaters.
“The size and scope of technological applications on board this revolutionary ship pose remarkable challenges to the consistent flow of reliable, clean and safe power,” said Ed Komoski, president of Eaton’s Power Quality Division. “Eaton’s industry-leading UPS units are designed to provide instantaneous back-up power in case of an outage. That’s important in every critical application, but especially at sea.”
Built by STX Europe, Oasis of the Seas features a variety of Eaton’s large-system marine UPS units to protect critical systems from disruptive power interruptions. Also included in the ship is Eaton’s power management software for electrical system performance monitoring and optimization.
“We have been collaborating with Eaton in all of our most demanding cruise ship projects for more than 10 years,” said Ville Talsi, system coordinator at STX Europe. “As these types of large-scale projects typically last more than three years, it is crucial to have a reliable and trusted partner. Eaton’s high-quality products and field services around the world have guaranteed an enjoyable cruise experience for passengers and uninterrupted operation of the ships’ technology.”
Eaton has a 40-year history of supplying the marine and offshore industry with power protection solutions. Other critical power applications using Eaton UPS units include hospitals, data centers and airports. More information is available at www.eaton.com/powerquality and www.oasisoftheseas.com .
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak® and MGE Office Protection Systems™, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.