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LATEST LNG-FUELLED CRUISE SHIP FLOATED OUT AT MEYER WERFT

LATEST LNG-FUELLED CRUISE SHIP FLOATED OUT AT MEYER WERFT

Monday, July 12, 2021 

The 'AIDAcosma' cruise ship has now left Meyer Werft's covered building dock in Papenburg, Germany.

The 337m cruise vessel for operator AIDA Cruises is a sister ship to AIDAnova, which Meyer Werft completed in 2018 as the world's first cruise ship to run entirely on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The newbuilding is now moored at the outfitting pier, where masts and funnel are lifted onto the ship by crane and assembled, before the interior outfitting is completed.

Low-emission LNG engines from Caterpillar / MaK, which meet the strictest environmental requirements, will again be used on board AIDAcosma. During the development and design of this class of ship, the focus was on energy efficiency. Heat recovery, innovative electric motors, LED lighting, a ship automation and glazing system focused on energy efficiency, optimised and biocide-free underwater coatings for drag reduction, weight optimisation in the selection of materials, and many other issues were given the highest priority in the design and construction.

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