AIDAperla to feature world's largest ship battery from Corvus Energy

AIDAperla to feature world's largest ship battery from Corvus Energy
The battery solution from Corvus Energy will reduce AIDAperla’s emissions and improve efficiency (Image: AIDA Cruises)

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAperla will feature the world's largest battery storage system ever installed on a passenger ship, from Corvus Energy. The 10 megawatt-hour battery will enable the ship to run all-electric at times.

Scheduled to be installed in 2020, the a first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery storage system will enable AIDAperla to charge the battery system during standard sea operation and run on pure battery power. As a result, the ship will consume a reduced amount of fossil fuel and increase efficiency in ship operations.

“The integration of innovative battery technology into our green cruising strategy is another important practical step we are taking on our path toward emission-neutral ship operation," said Felix Eichhorn, president of AIDA Cruises. “Corvus Energy is an important partner for us in the electrification of our ships.”

The electrification of AIDAperla in 2020 will serve as a pilot program, part of a long-term goal of installing battery storage systems on ships from AIDA and parent company Carnival Corporation's Italian brand, Costa Cruises.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
13 September 2019

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