Summer is approaching and you can plan your vacation on a cruise ship. If your plan is in this direction, WAGO’s Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Take a look at the cruise ship “Symphony of the Seas” built in the shipyard in Nazaire.
NUMBERS and DETAILS
The ship is huge in size: 362 meters long and 66 meters wide. It is also 9 meters under water and the highest point is 65 meters.
It has a very large structure that can accommodate approximately 6,800 passengers and 2,300 employees. The ship’s gross tonnage is 230,000 tons and can go up to 22 knots.
WAGO’S SOLUTIONS ARE IN THE HOTEL SECTION
2700 passenger and 1800 crew cabs are equipped with pre-manufactured cables for switches and sockets using the WINSTA series. In the sections where there is no preproduction, our 221 series connectors supplied through our facility in France were used. Both cabinets were created with pre-prepared TOPJOB S rail terminal blocks and used in distribution boards. In addition to the 857 and 788 series relays in each panel, the 787 series power supplies solution for feeding the cabinet controller also came from WAGO. Connections to the distribution board are made with WINSTA 770 series and XCOM 769 series.
An estimated 2000 km long cable was used for lighting, energy transmission and passenger services. It is estimated that the length per pre-produced cable is 4m. This probably means that around 500,000 WINSTA series 770 and 890 connectors are used.
For the HVAC system, we supply 8002 series interface boards from our facility in France. Even the 285 series, which are our high current terminal blocks, are used here.
OUR AUTOMATION PRODUCTS USED ON THE SHIP
The emergency shutdown system, brought from Italy and used for controlling fire and flood zones, is based on approximately 30 media redundant PFC200 controllers. The WAGO 750 series Remote IO group is used for the integrated control system.
A GLOBAL PROJECT
The important point here was that Benoit FRESNEL put the WINSTA series into specification and help coordinate all sub-suppliers in France. Thus, an application that could set an example for WAGO global was created. Peter Cashell, Regional Sales Manager in Ireland, coordinated the cable assembly works, while the duo Simone Banzato and Alberto Poli (Automation Product Manager / Quality) convinced the Italian ESD-System manufacturer about our automation. The integrated control system is supported by our colleague Adrian Brettle (Business Development Manager) and his client.
INNOVATIONS ON THE SHIP
“Virtual balconies” for interior rooms. These balconies promise to provide the view experience of the passengers outside to the passengers inside. For this purpose, 80 inch LED screens were installed in 98 rooms where the view was not seen. Also, as in previous ships, cocktail mixing robots are also available on this ship.