AIDA has taken several steps towards a carbon-neutral fleet, including the introduction of LNG ship AIDAnova (Image: AIDA Cruises)
Marine battery supplier Corvus Energy is to install its lithium-ion battery storage systems onboard AIDA Cruises’ ships to reduce fossil fuel use and emissions.
In a project that will also involve ABB and Siemens, Corvus will install and commission the battery storage systems on the first AIDA ship in 2020. The companies then plan to then use their findings from the pilot project to successfully fit battery systems onboard other vessels in the AIDA fleet.
“Our goal is the emissions-neutral ship operation,” said Michael Thamm, group CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia. “The electrification of our ships is another important milestone on this path. Thanks to the cooperation with Corvus Energy, already in a few months, AIDA Cruises is going to launch this innovative technology on a large cruise ship.”
The project is part of AIDA’s Green Cruising Strategy, which also involves other environmental initiatives, such as launching AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship to operate entirely on low-emission LNG. Two additional LNG-powered vessels have also been ordered and will be in service by 2023.
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