GE Completes Queen Mary 2 Upgrade
GE’s Marine Solutions recently provided an extensive upgrade service to one of the world’s most famous ocean liners, the Queen Mary 2 (QM2). The upgrade service with new technology supplied by GE was completed in just 18 days.
Twelve years after equipping the QM2 with original propulsion motors, GE was chosen to carry out multiple crucial upgrade activities on Carnival’s flagship liner, for example: a controls upgrade, the replacement of oil distribution boxes on steerable pods, modification of harmonic filters and general maintenance on the propulsion plant. GE’s Marine Solutions completed the service earlier than planned, allowing GE to fulfill additional tasks required by the customer.
GE said its real-time simulator was key in enabling the team to complete this task in such a short timeframe, as the technical solutions had already been extensively tested and validated before being implemented onboard the vessel.