Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, said the last engine room module for the first LNG cruise ship AIDAnova, manufactured by Neptun Werft, has been dispatched to the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.
The second floating part, a so-called floating engine room unit (FERU), is 120 meters long and 42 meters wide. The four-deck-tall component contains the three LNG tanks for AIDAnova, Carnival Corporation said in a statement.
Two of the tanks are both just shy of 35 meters in length, have a diameter of eight meters and a volume capacity of 1,550 cubic meters each. A third and smaller tank with a diameter of five meters is 28 meters in length and has a volume capacity of approx. 520 cubic meters.
With this milestone, AIDA Cruises, a Carnival Corporation unit, is also beginning the count-down to the start of AIDAnova’s premier season starting on December 2, 2018.
The AIDAnova will be the world’s first cruise ship that can be operated both in port and at sea with LNG and will start its first season from Hamburg and set sail for the Canary Islands.
Its sister vessel with over 180,000 GT and 2,600 staterooms is set to be commissioned in the spring of 2021.