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30 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:56 GMT+2

June 23, 2022

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Fincantieri starts the construction of the first of two cruise ships for TUI Cruises

They will be delivered in 2024 and 2026

Yesterday in the shipyard of Monfalcone of Fincantieri it was kept the cutting of the first sheet of the first of two ships by newly designed gas-powered cruise that will be realized for TUI Cruises, a joint venture between the German group TUI and the American Royal Caribbean Cruises. The ships, about 160,000 gross tons will be delivered in 2024 and 2026.

In addition to being able to take advantage of gas propulsion natural liquefied, Fincantieri is also studying the possibility to operate the two new ships with low-fuel biofuels in the future Emissions. In addition, the units will be equipped with converters catalytic (compliant with the Euro 6 standard) and a connection electric from the ground that will ensure an almost free operation of emissions while they are in port (about 40% of the time operational). Finally, the ships will be equipped with a innovative waste treatment even more efficient in able to shred organic substances by thermal process. TuI Cruises' goal is to offer the first cruises to zero climate impact by 2030.

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