MSC World Europa is MSC’s first LNG-fuelled cruise ship (supply: MSC)
07 Nov 2022by Riviera Information
UV-based ballast water remedy system (BWTS) and wastewater administration methods coated in contract
France-headquartered ballast water remedy methods producer BIO-UV Group has landed a take care of Chantiers de l’Atlantique to produce methods to MSC Cruises’ latest cruise ship MSC World Europa.
BIO-UV stated the French shipyard chosen its BIO-SEA B02 0300 BWTS as the simplest system for 215,863-gt MSC World Europa’s 300-m3/h ballast water movement fee requirement. The system additionally options an embedded energy administration cupboard for simple operation, based on BIO-UV.
Related items are put in on all 4 of MSC’s Meraviglia- and Meraviglia Plus-class vessels MSC Bellisima, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa. With the order for MSC World Europa, MSC Cruises now has greater than 10 BIO-SEA items both in service or on order.
BIO-UV Group president and chief govt Benoît Gillmann stated, “We’re delighted Chantiers de l’Atlantique has as soon as once more trusted the efficiency of BIO-SEA UV expertise to deal with its ships’ ballast waters. We’ve got an extended relationship with Chantiers de l’Atlantique going again greater than 10 years, so are happy to companion with the shipbuilder on this milestone MSC Cruises flagship and different vessels. This newbuild and those to return are proof of the belief and confidence Chantiers de l’Atlantique has in BIO-UV Group’s maritime division.”
The shipyard has ordered the identical kind of BIO-SEA items for a 3rd and fourth vessel within the World-class collection. A second ship, MSC World America, is already underneath development.
MSC World Europa additionally has a complicated wastewater remedy system able to assembly the very best requirements for wastewater, cleansing all of the wastewater produced on board to shut to faucet water requirements earlier than it leaves the ship.
MSC World Europa is MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship. Its christening will happen 13 November in Doha, the capital of Qatar, the place it’s going to formally inaugurate the Port of Doha’s new Grand Cruise Terminal.
The announcement is a part of MSC’s general dedication to Qatar and the continued significance of the Center East, and helps Qatar’s Imaginative and prescient 2030 pledge to triple the variety of worldwide vacationers visiting the nation by that 12 months.
MSC World Europa is fitted with 5 Wärtsilä 14V 46F dual-fuel engines that may use LNG and MGO. The ship is fitted with two kind C LNG containment tanks, every 2,200 m3. MSC World Europa may also function Tier III selective catalytic discount methods on all engines, an underwater radiated noise administration system to assist defend marine life and like all of the operator’s newbuilds, the ship is fitted with shore energy functionality, permitting it to plug in to energy at ports with a chilly ironing functionality and permit all inside energy sources to be switched off.
MSC World Europa would be the world’s first modern cruise vessel to function strong oxide gasoline cell (SOFC) expertise powered by LNG. A 50-kW demonstrator system incorporates SOFC expertise and can use LNG to provide electrical energy and warmth on board “in a extremely environment friendly approach via an electrochemical response”, based on the road.
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