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GREAT SHIPS GREAT SHIPS of 2018 "Green Cruising” with AIDA Cruises


OPERATES ENVIRONMENTALLY 337 meters long, 42 meters wide, 8.8 me- • four 16 cyl MaK DF engines of ters draft, 183,900 GT, four main engines type M46DF, in vee-con? guration, transferring in total 62 MW on two PODs: each 15,440 kW at 514 rpm. In total

These are the most important particulars of 61.760 kW.

AIDAnova, the latest Meyer Werft-built cruise ship for AIDA Cruises. • two emergency gensets of type

During the laying of the keel Carnival CAT 3516 C-HD, each 2.095 kW at

Corp. announced that it was going to 1,800 rpm build a total of seven new cruise ships which can “in port and at sea” operate • the complete LNG processing plant.

with natural gas/methane.

The seven new builds will be built at Each engine ful? lls the IMO III ex- yards of the Meyer Group in Papenburg, haust limit values in gas mode.

Germany, as well as at its Turku, Fin- The MaK M46DF engines are operat- land plant for the brands of the Carnival ing in gas mode according to the Otto

Cruise Line, AIDA, Costa Crociere and principle, which means that the engines

P&O Cruises delivered betwee 2018 and need a pilot ignition system to ignite the 2022. gas/air mixture in the combustion cham-

With this, Meyer Werft has the larg- ber. This ignition system is a Common est order backlog for natural gas driven Rail system which injects a small amount cruise vessels. of MDO fuel.

AIDAnova marks the launch of the

Helios-Class series. According to AIDA The LNG tank concept the vessel is the largest ever builtin Three LNG tanks feature in total 3.550

Germany with a capacity for more than cu. m. LNG and ensure a secure fuel 6,000 passengers in around 2,600 cabins supply for the engines. The three tanks in 20 different cabin categories spread are an in-house development and self- on 20 decks. build from Neptun-Werft. The tanks are

AIDA Cruises will be the worldwide located in an 120 x 42 meter, four deck- ? rst cruising company to operate their high hull-module. Two of the tanks fea- new Helios-Class ships “up to 100% ture each a length of 35 meters with a di- with natural gas.” ameter of around eight meters and have

Prerequisite are dual-fuel engines a content of each 1,500 cu. m. The third which can be operated with natural gas tank features a length of 28 meters with /methane. a diameter of 5 meters and a capacity of

Zeppelin Power Systems provided for 550 cu. m.

the AIDAnova a complete solution with With this amount of LNG the AIDAn-

Caterpillar/MaK DF engines. It consists ova will be able to operate, depending of of: their speed, 10 to 14 days up to the next bunkering.

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