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New Aida cruise ship launched with Siemens automation technology on board

The picture shows the AIDA Perla, the twelfth cruise liner of the Aida fleet.

The picture shows the AIDA Perla, the twelfth cruise liner of the Aida fleet.

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
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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