China marks a significant milestone in its maritime industry with the Adora Magic City, the nation’s first domestically built large cruise ship, ready to embark on its maiden voyage. This ground-breaking vessel is equipped with a suite of advanced solutions from Wärtsilä, a global leader in innovative maritime technologies.

Wärtsilä’s Technological Contribution

Wärtsilä ANCS has outfitted the Adora Magic City with a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art solutions, including the NACOS Platinum Valmatic automation and control system, valve control system, low location lighting, navigation system, engine and bridge control room console, and a smart motor control unit. The vessel also features Wärtsilä’s bow thruster system and dynamic trim system, alongside supplies of cable and steel parts.

Thomas Heldarskard-winnerskjold, Director of Automation & Navigation at ANCS, highlights the project’s significance: “The cruise industry has always been a key focus for ANCS in providing innovative automation and making navigation capabilities possible. The Adora Magic City not only represents a leap forward for China’s shipbuilding industry but also allows new opportunities for the cruising industry in China.”

Ship Specifications and Maiden Voyage

The Adora Magic City is a marvel of modern shipbuilding, measuring 323.6 meters in length and with a gross weight of 135,500 tonnes. It can accommodate up to 5,246 passengers in its 2,125 guest rooms. The ship, which boasts 16 floors and 40,000 square meters of public living and recreation space, is scheduled for its first commercial voyage on January 1, 2024, initially covering routes in Northeast Asia, with plans to expand to China-Southeast Asia routes later on.

Zhou Qi, Project Manager at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, CSSC, underlines the project’s impact: “The project’s importance lies in its role as a symbol of China’s prowess in shipbuilding, and Wärtsilä ANCS, with their innovative products and continuous support, have allowed us to set new standards in China for the luxury cruising industry.”

A Symbol of Pioneering Shipbuilding

The successful launch of the Adora Magic City underscores China’s capabilities in constructing large-scale, luxury cruise ships. This vessel is not only a testament to China’s advancements in the maritime sector but also sets a new benchmark for luxury cruising in the country.

For more information about the Adora Magic City and its collaboration with Wärtsilä, please refer to the original sources at Wärtsilä Corporation and CGTN.

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