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SHIP DESIGN COSTA TOSCANA ter (95-100% reduction) into the atmosphere, while also signif-

How does this impact the ship de- icantly lowering nitrogen oxide (direct reduction of 85%) and sign? As with any ship, it’s all about

CO2 (up to 20%) emissions. Maintenance programs are pretty revenue-generating space. How much the same of a MGO ships. However, as LNG is a cleaner much space is lost with the LNG set- burning fuel, some maintenance intervals on our engines have been able to be increased. While bunkering has been a little up (compared to traditional MGO), if bit more challenging. As pioneers of this technology, we had any and how do you compensate?

It is complicated to make a comparison, because our LNG to create the LNG supply network for our ships, also working together with ports, coast guard, and regulatory bodies. As for ships are an entirely new design project. They are larger ships costs, they ? uctuate in the long period, both for gas and MGO.

than the MGO ships already in operation, and they have a dif- ferent division of spaces. It’s true that LNG takes up more

How does this impact training of space, but by careful design and working with the equipment manufacturers and shipyard, we were able to optimize the the crew?

space utilization that was offered by a new platform of this size. As Costa Group was the ? rst to introduce LNG cruise ships,

Design is also something that we project having in mind guest we cooperated with all the relevant stakeholders to build the experience. The concept of the product we offer our guests has framework to let these ships operate in the safest scenario. also changed a bit: instead of a few large areas where all the There is a speci? c training program on LNG for the deck activities are concentrated, we now have many different spaces & engine crew, and they need to be certi? ed to operate an where everyone can carve out their own experience. LNG ship. All of our crew receive this additional training re- quired for LNG in our Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) Academy, located at the Arison Maritime Center

What are the new maintenance in Almere, the Netherlands. considerations: logistically, techni- cally and from a cost perspective? When it comes to safety, is LNG

The ? rst thing to be mentioned is that LNG has much bet- safer vs. traditional MGO?

ter environmental performances than MGO. Thanks to the use

LNG has been safely used for the last 50 years in the LNG of lique? ed natural gas, it is possible to almost eliminate the tanker industry. As a pioneer of this technology in the cruise in- emission of sulfur oxides (zero emissions) and particulate mat-


Main engines: 4 x 15,440

Total Main Engine Power: 61,760 Kw

Propulsion: Azipod 2 x 18,500

Max. Power Propulsion: 37 MW

Service speed: 17 knots

Bow Thrusters: 4 x 3,500 kW

LNG 3,350 cu. m.

MGO 2,100 cu. m.

Photo courtesy Costa Cruises

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