Finland: construction starts on Costa Cruise’s LNG ship

Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard held a steel cutting ceremony on Wednesday for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The ship, named Costa Smeralda, will debut in October 2019 with a sister ship following in 2021.

The vessels are a part of seven new ships for four Carnival Corporation’s global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, P&O Cruises UK, Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises.

AIDA Cruises laid the keel of the first of these LNG-fuelled ships last week at Meyer’s Papenburg yard.

The vessels, equipped with dual-fuel engines, are claimed to be the first of a new generation of cruise ships fully powered by LNG both while in port and at sea.

LNG bunkering will be provided by Shell Western LNG, a unit of the Hague-based LNG giant, as part of a deal Carnival signed with Shell back in 2016.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibit

This year’s edition will have a revamped programme for attendees.

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2019

The three-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 600+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services.

read more >

LNGgc London

LNGgc is a fantastic way of raising attendees’ company profile within this market and creating greater awareness of their brand…

read more >

5th CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition

5th CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition will return 16 – 17 October 2019, bringing together the key players…

read more >