South Pacific island will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world
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Author: Elly Yates-Roberts/Friday, September 13, 2019/Categories: News, Marine operations
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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