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Sustainability will be the core of ev-

LNG ery detail of the ship and the on board

Helios Class: World’s First


AIDA Helios ClassAIDA Helios Class operation, the owner said. The hybrid

LNG Cruise Liner engines will reduce fuel consumption

Germany’s Meyer Werft held a steel substantially and allow for 15-30-min- cutting ceremony on February 21 in Pa- ute periods of completely emission free penburg marking the ceremonial start sailing. With a number of other techni- of construction for a new cruise liner cal solutions throughout the ship, MS series – the Helios Class – for AIDA Roald Amundsen will be the most ad-

Cruises. The cruise ship class is signi? - vanced and environmental friendly ex- cant as it will be the world’s ? rst capa- pedition ship ever built, according to ble of operating completely on lique? ed

Skjeldam. The vessel is being designed natural gas (LNG). The ? rst ship in this by Rolls-Royce and will have the latest new class will be delivered at the end automation and control systems, includ- of 2018, and the second in spring 2021.

ing the Rolls-Royce Uni? ed Bridge, the

The ships will be powered by engines ? rst delivery of two azipull propellers made by Caterpillar / MaK, and the using permanent magnet technology, entire planning and design activities two large tunnel thrusters, stabilizers, gave priority to heat recovery, electric four Bergen B33:45 engines, winches

MS Roald Amundsen motors, LED lighting, ship automation and power electric systems.

geared to energy ef? ciency, optimized

More than half of the 265 all outside underwater paintwork to reduce resis- cabins feature private balconies, while tance, weight-optimized material selec- a number of Expedition Suites features tion and many other topics.

private outdoor Jacuzzis.

The 183,900 gt ships will have space for 2,500 cabins

ECO Class

Liberty on Sea Trials

Hybrid Battery Tech

General Dynamics NASSCO sent the ‘World’s Greenest Cruise newly built Jones Act tanker Liberty to

Ship’ Build Starts sea for testing and trials. The 610-ft.-

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam long Liberty set sail for the ? rst time pressed the button to of? cially kick off on February 20 to undergo sea trials the construction of hybrid expedition before delivery later this year. Liberty cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen – “the is the third and ? nal tanker to be built greenest cruise ship the world has ever as part of the ECO Class program for seen,” according to the ship owner.

SEACOR. The three vessels are each

The new ship is the ? rst of a new gener- 50,000 dwt LNG-conversion-ready ation that will change expedition travel product carriers with a 330,000 barrel forever, Skjeldam said during the cer- cargo capacity.

emony at Kleven Yards on the western

The other two vessels in the series, coast of Norway.

Independence and Constitution, were

When launched in 2018, MS Roald delivered in 2016.

Amundsen will be the world’s ? rst ex-

Designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of pedition cruise ship powered by hybrid Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine En- battery technology. The steel section gineering (DSME), the tankers are en- marking the of? cial start of the con- gineering for increased fuel ef? ciency struction, will become one of the main and optimized performance and are engine compartments – housing the among the world’s most environmen-

Liberty ship’s hybrid engines.

tally friendly product tankers.

NASSCO Hurtigruten AIDA Cruises


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