Rostock - Following the i ntroduction of low-emission LNG operations in cruise shipping, AIDA Cruises is now also stepping up into the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems on board large cruise ships.
“Our goal is the emissions-neutral ship operation. The electrification of our ships is another important milestone on this path,” said Michael Tamm, ceo of Costa Group and Carnival Asia. It has announced a cooperation with Corvus Energy, provider of lithium ion battery systems.
Thanks to the use of this technology, writes a press release by AIDA, the consumption of fossil fuel will be reduced further and the efficiency of ship operations will be increased significantly. It is planned to incorporate the valuable experiences from this pilot operation of battery systems on board other AIDA and Costa cruise ships as well.
The use of a battery system on an AIDA ship is an important step in the implementation of the “Green Cruising Strategy”. Previously, by the end of 2018, AIDA Cruises had pioneered a technology leap forward with the launch of AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship operating entirely on low-emission LNG (LNG). Just a few days ago, AIDA Cruises was awarded the Blue Angel, the German Federal Government’s ecolabel for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design. By 2023, two more AIDA LNG vessels will be put into service.