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Eaton provides power systems for Oasis of the Seas


December 16, 2009
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The latest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, Oasis of the Seas, departed on December 5th with electrical power supply systems from Eaton Corporation.

Oasis of the Seas, which Royal Caribbean says is the world’s largest
cruise ship, spans nearly 1,200 ft in length and has 16 passenger
decks. The ship has more than 20 Eaton uninterruptible power system
(UPS) units on board that provide power to its 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.