Press Release

GE Completes Upgrade Service to One of the World’s Most Famous Ocean Liners, Queen Mary 2
Oct 27, 2016
  • In Just 18 Days, GE’s Marine Solutions Completed the Upgrade Service to the Queen Mary 2, the Most Extensive Dry Dock the Liner Ever Received
  • The Upgrade Service Supplied by GE Will Enable up to 20 Additional Operational Years for the Vessel
  • Use of Real-Time Simulator Allows GE to Test and Validate the Technology before Commissioning, Shortening the Service Time During the Dry Dock

HAMBURG, GERMANY—October 27, 2016—GE’s Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) 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’s 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.

The customer expressed its great satisfaction with the quality of the upgrade, respect of the tight delivery schedule and professional approach of GE.

Tim Schweikert, president & CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions said, “This was a hugely rewarding project. Achieving what we did in 18 days is an example of GE’s commitment and dedication to customers. We highly value our long-term relationship with Carnival and are proud to be chosen once again to provide the service they needed. We look forward to partnering on more projects in the future.”













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About GE’s Marine Solutions

GE's Marine Solutions is dedicated to power and propulsion systems for customers in the workboat, merchant, offshore and naval industries. Smart engineering coupled with software analytics, we provide customers with data-driven efficiency. Connecting the physical and digital worlds, GE helps power, propel, position and predict the marine industry for operational excellence.


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Wenlin Jin, GE

Power Conversion, External Affairs

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