To run smoothly, a ship relies on a large number of fully automated processes running in parallel. The Siship Imac marine automation system from Siemens is based on the Simatic PCS 7 process monitoring and control system. It takes care of all on-board monitoring, alarm and control functions to ensure that Aida Perla runs safely and cost-effectively. The safety management system, the climate control system, and the autonomous emergency shutdown system are also integrated into Siship Imac.
Aida Perla is the second cruise liner constructed by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The new luxury liner left the shipyard back in early May to embark on its 15,000 kilometer or so sea voyage to the western Mediterranean. Since July 1, the 300 meter long and 37.6 meter wide ship has been cruising around the western Mediterranean. Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona are the ports of departure and destination for the seven-day cruises.
This press release and press pictures are available at www.siemens.com/press/aida