The gensets will be installed onboard Amadea in September
German cruise company Phoenix Reisen is to retrofit its flagship Amadea with two new auxiliary diesel gensets supplied by maritime service provider VMS Group, with engines designed by the Wabtec Corporation.
The engines are certified to meet the requirements for the International Maritime Organization’s tier three and United States Environmental Protection Agency’s tier four nitrogen oxide emissions standards. The necessary reduction in emissions has been achieved by limiting the formation of nitrogen oxide during combustion using exhaust gas recirculation technology. According to Wabtec, this system reduces operating and installation costs compared to the alternative selective catalytic reduction, as well as being lighter and taking up less space.
“As a responsible travel agency with more than 30 years of experience within the cruise industry we aim to set the highest standards,” said Johannes Zurnieden, founder and CEO of Phoenix Reisen. “The engine from Wabtec is not only pioneering but also takes a clear lead in delivering these standards.”
VSM Group will provide out planning, design and engineering services for the retrofit, as well as the assembly and load testing of the new gensets before installation onboard. Ship design firm C-Job Naval Architects will provide technical management for the project in co-operation with BSM Cruise Services.
“This is where the synergy of our many competencies really comes into play, and our highly experienced engineering team has worked hard to find the optimal solution,” said Kim Rasmussen, CCO at VMS Group.
The gensets will be delivered and installed onboard Amadea in September, following a summer programme of cruises in the Mediterranean and Norwegian fjords.
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