Zeppelin Group facilitates intelligent engine maintenance on AIDAprima and AIDAperla
The Zeppelin business unit Power Systems has extended its existing service agreements for AIDAprima and AIDAperla. The contract for the cruise ships’ engines now includes the use of the software "Cat Asset Intelligence" (CAI), which provides analyses of the operating parameters and thus enables a comprehensive and preventive service support.
CAI was installed aboard the ships and provides automated system analyses and reporting based on data analysis of nearly 40 million marine engine hours. An onboard module which is connected to the respective onboard devices and sensors delivers and analyzes valid data in real time. Zeppelin Power Systems can monitor the engines’ condition on AIDAprima and AIDAperla, propose and implement recommendations for action, ensuring maximum performance and availability of the propulsion and energy systems.
Fast forwarding of all necessary information to Zeppelin Power Systems enables immediate advice and thus relieves the technical management and the ship's personnel. Higher availability and predictability will allow Zeppelin Power Systems to optimize its customers' operations and give them additional reliability managing engines, equipment and even entire fleets.
AIDAprima and AIDAperla are each equipped with a Caterpillar MaK dual fuel engine and can therefore be run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) while docked at port.