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Thursday, July 22, 2021 

Chantiers de l'Atlantique, working in the port of Brindisi (Italy), has recently completed the installation of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) on MSC Cruises' ship 'MSC Musica' following earlier installations of ECGS on two sister vessels.

This the 14th EGCS installation to date to be fully managed by the Services Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. The installation of the ECGS on board MSC Musica has been approved by Bureau Veritas as complying with MARPOL VI regulations. The system removes up to 97% of SOx from the exhaust gases of three diesel generators delivering a total power of 11.6 MW. The EGCS is of the hybrid type, meaning that it can operate either in open or closed loop, avoiding any discharge of washed water when in port and consequently any release of harmful effluents into the marine environment.

MSC Musica is a 92.409 GT cruise ship delivered in 2006 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to MSC Cruises. She was the third and last ship of a turnkey contract signed in 2016 for retrofit including Design, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning of the ECGS and open/closed loop process plants onboard the ships MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia and MSC Musica.

François Lally, SVP, Services Business Unit, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, said: “The completion of this contract demonstrates again the willingness of our company to support the ships we build throughout their operational lifecycle with the latest and most environmentally friendly upgrades. We believe this approach helps us to maintain and deepen existing customer relationships.”

Emilio La Scala, President and MD, MSC Cruises, added: “We continue to make every effort possible to reduce the environmental impact of our vessels by installing the latest technology like ECGS with the support of expert partners like Chantier de l’Atlantique. Sustainability remains at the heart of our business model and operations, and we will always look for ways to lead the global maritime and cruise industry in this regard.”

The Services Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique can provide services including reduction of emissions, energy optimisation, modernisation and valorisation of ships, from feasibility study through to turnkey delivery.

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