HELSINKI, Finland, 17th October — Marioff has signed a five-year frame agreement for maintenance services with Carnival Corporation & plc. The agreement covers servicing and maintaining HI-FOG® water mist fire suppression systems already installed onboard 66 cruise vessels owned by Carnival Corporation and operating under Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line N.V., Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd., Cunard Line, Carnival Australia, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruise Lines Ltd and AIDA Cruises brands. Marioff, the world’s largest supplier of water mist fire protection technology and supplier of system solutions worldwide under the brand HI-FOG, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The five-year agreement is amongst the most extensive agreements Marioff has ever formed, in terms of scope and duration. According to the agreement, Marioff will provide a broad range of services to Carnival Corporation & plc, including annual and breakdown maintenance, more extensive periodical preventive maintenance services, spare parts sales and crew training on the system operation. Marioff has designed a standard, fleet-wide service program with Carnival Corporation to align the maintenance processes and documentation to meet latest OEM service recommendations and IMO and class society rules.
“We are pleased to build on our longstanding relationship with Carnival Corporation. The agreement is expected to improve reliability and predictability for the cruise line, ensuring the safety of its passengers and crew onboard, while enabling business continuity in the event of fire, ” said Juha Ilvonen, Manager, After Sales, Marioff.
“Passenger and crew safety is by far the top priority for Carnival Corporation. Our agreement with Marioff is part of our renewed focus on fire suppression systems and represents a critical measure to uphold our strong record of safe operations, ” said Umberto Sampiero, Vice President, Strategic Global Sourcing, Carnival Corporation & plc.
About Marioff and HI-FOG®
Marioff is the world’s largest supplier of water mist fire protection technology, with unrivalled experience supplying system solutions worldwide under the brand HI-FOG. HI-FOG is suitable for most types of fires on land and at sea. It safely controls and suppresses fire by discharging a fine water mist at high velocity, using significantly less water than conventional sprinkler systems.
Marioff is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information about Marioff can be found on its website at www.marioff.com.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).
Together, these brands operate 102 ships totaling 209, 000 lower berths with seven new ships scheduled to be delivered between May 2014 and April 2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.