AIDAnova Becomes First Cruise Ship Fuelled with LNG

| Germany: Papenburg | Source: Aida Cruises

AIDAnova first cruise ship with LNGOn October 18, 2018, the new AIDAnova became the first cruise ship in the world to be fueled with liquefied natural gas (LNG). In Eemshaven in the Netherlands, the tanker Cardissa filled the three special tanks with a total of around 3,500 cubic meters of LNG.

Two of the tanks have a length of about 35 meters, a diameter of 8 meters, and a capacity volume of 1,500 cubic meters each. A third, small tank with a diameter of 5 meters is 28 meters long and has a capacity volume of approx. 520 cubic meters. With one LNG tank filling, AIDAnova can be powered for up to two weeks.

AIDAnova is setting sail as the first cruise ship in the world that can be operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) at port and at sea. Emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides are avoided nearly entirely. Nitrogen oxide and CO2 emissions are sustainably reduced.

By 2023, two further AIDA ships of this new generation are to follow, also built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.

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