Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade programme to hybrid power. The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to gas power and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system. For more see the IDTechEx report on electric boats and ships . The deal comprises the supply of equipment to six existing passenger cruise vessels, with an option for a further three. The ships will completely change their power system with the installation of new Rolls-Royce LNG-engines as part of a new hybrid system. The upgrade will enable the former diesel-powered ships to reduce CO2-emissions by at least 25 per cent. Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Hurtigruten, said: "This is an investment for the future, and a historic day for us, for the environment and for the whole...

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