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21 November 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:50 GMT+1



September 13, 2017

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Begun the construction of before two ships of Costa Crociere fed with natural gas which liquified

"Costa Smeralda" will enter in service in the October 2019

Today in the Finnish ship yard Meyer Turku has carried out the cut of the sheet of Costa Smeralda, before the two first ships of Costa Crociere (group Carnival Corporation) that they will be fed with which liquified natural gas. Costa Smeralda, that he will have a tonnage of beyond 180.000 tons and will have more than 2.600 cabins for an ability total of approximately 6.600 passengers, will enter in service in October 2019 for being employed in the western Mediterranean. In 2021 the delivery of the second twin ship is previewed.

Both the ships will be fed are in port that in sea opened with LNG, that it will be stored in appropriate tanks on board of the ships and used in order to produce 100% of the necessary energy to navigation and to the services of edge, thanks to motors hybrids to double feeding. The crocieristica company has evidenced that I use it of LNG will be a great innovation in terms of environmental impact because will allow to reduce in very meaningful way the drainage gas emissions, in particular those of sulfur (SO2), of nitrogen (NO2), co2 and particulate matter.

the two ships Coast to LNG take part of a contract of the value of various billions of dollars that includes others two ships for the German brand AIDA Cruises of the group Carnival Corporation which signed with Meyer Turku and the German ship yard of Papenburg( the 15of june 2015).

"These ships - it has emphasized Michael Thamm, delegated ammiinistratore of the group Coast and Carnival Asia - will consolidate the leadership of the group Coast, already number in all main markets of continental Europe. The plurimiliardario contract with Meyer, that AIDA Cruises previews the construction of two ships fed to LNG also for our German brand, reflects our strategy to constantly innovate our offers of vacation and to propose to our hosts a experience of unsurpassable cruise".

"the two ships Coast - it has added the general manager of Costa Crociere, Neil Palomba - represent a true innovation to total level and will fix new standards for the entire field. They will be in fact between the first ships from cruise in absolute fed to LNG, and first to be commercialized in various world-wide markets, those in particular Europeans: they will give therefore an impulse to the development of this technology green, above all in the area of the Mediterranean. Moreover they will be only ships from the point of view of the offered services on board and the design: the best expression of the concept of Italy's finest that it characterizes the brand Coast to international level".

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