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17 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:06 GMT+1



August 20, 2019

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Agreement AIDA Cruises - Corvus Energy for the installation of A batteries the lithium ions on the cruise ships

The project pilot will be started the next year

AIDA Cruises, German crocieristico brand that through the Costa Crociere group is under responsibility of the American Carnival Corporation, has undersigned an agreement of collaboration with the Norwegian Corvus Energy, the main world-wide supplier of marine batteries, for the installation of systems of accumulates on board of energy to the lithium ions of the AIDA fleet. The start of the operations on the first AIDA ship is previewed in 2020. Also the companies ABB and Siemens will be partner of the project.

AIDA has emphasized that thanks to it I use of this technology the fossil fuel consumption ulteriorly will be reduced and the operating efficiency of the ships will grow in meaningful way and has specified that the experience that will be matured with this project pilot will serve for an ulterior development of the systems to batteries on the other ships of the fleet of AIDA Cruises and Costa Crociere. "Our final objective - the managing director of the group Coast and Carnival Asia has explained, Michael Thamm - is to arrive to having cruise ships to emissions zero. The electric power supply is another important goal towards this objective. Thanks to the collaboration with Corvus Energy, already within little AIDA Cruises months this innovative technology will launch on a great cruise ship".

AIDA has evidenced moreover that the introduction of the batteries represents another important step in the implementation of the "Green Cruising Strategy" of the company: to end 2018 it has commissioning AIDAnova, the first cruise ship to the fed world, is in port that in navigation, to LNG, fuel that guarantees a level of emissions much low, and only some days ago AIDA Cruises has obtained the "Angel Blue", the certification of quality of the German federal government, that it has rewarded the innovation in matter of environmental safeguard of the new AIDAnova flagship. Within 2023 to the company two new ships fed to LNG will be delivered to others.

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