Today we present the AIDAnova, the first cruise ship of the world powered by GNL, who has left the dock of Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. It took almost two hours to float the new AIDA Cruises ship in the afternoon hours of August 21.
The 180,000-ton ship will now dock at the Meyer Werft equipment dock where the mast and funnel liner will be installed.
In addition, more LNG tests will be conducted on the ship’s engines and acceptance procedures will also be carried out by the shipowners.
As of December 2018, AIDAnova will begin its first season with cruises through the Canary Islands. Before those cruises begin, the new ship will come to Hamburg. On December 2, 2018, the 6,600-passenger vessel will visit the Hanseatic city on the Elbe, after which it will travel to Gran Canaria.
Thanks to its four dual fuel engines, AIDAnova can operate both in the port and at sea with the fossil fuel more environmentally friendly and lower emissions.
For this reason, AIDAnova heads the ranking of 2018 cruises of the Union of Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity (NABU) since the ship does not use heavy fuel.
As explained, all of the 76 remaining vessels that were inspected, including eight of nine new vessels entering the market this year, will continue to use HFO or heavy fuel, according to the association.
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