MSC Cruises, ARTA to Develop LNG Bunkering System

Image Courtesy: MSC Cruises

Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises and manufacturer of gas and liquid transfer solutions ARTA have agreed to partner for the development of the LNG bunkering system for MSC Cruises ships.

Under the joint program, unveiled at the 2017 LNG Bunkering Summit in Amsterdam, the parties said they would develop a tailor-made LNG bunkering system that takes full account of the cruise industry’s specific needs.

MSC Cruises’ EUR 9 billion (USD 9.7 billion) investment plan for the construction of eleven new next-generation cruise ships in the next ten years will include four LNG-powered cruise ships of the World Class.

To this end, the cruise company has been exploring the market for the most suitable LNG bunkering solution.

“With up to four LNG-powered cruise ships scheduled to join our fleet, we are highly committed to developing the best possible technologies and systems to support the introduction of LNG to cruising,” Yves Bui, MSC Cruises’ LNG Project Director, said.

Bui added that the result of the cooperation with ARTA is a system that features “a newly developed coupling and decoupling mechanism as well as a double-walled hose that will allow us to conduct bunkering operations without disrupting the activities taking place on board the ship.”

In June 2016, MSC Cruises signed a letter of intent with the STX France shipyard for the construction of up to four LNG-powered cruise ships that will feature more than 200,000 gross tonnes.

The four ships, the first one of which will be delivered in 2022, will be based on a new advanced next-generation prototype and will form what will be known as the MSC Cruises’ World Class.

The newly developed LNG bunkering system is planned to be implemented on these World Class ships.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
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

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

INTERNATIONAL GREEN SHIPPING AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

The Summit will gather key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry…

read more >

The CWC 18th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who…

read more >

Marintec China 2017

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific, Marintec China connects maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain together.

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record-breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also many challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. A visit to Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business.

Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event and is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

Marintec China will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

Marintec China offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the maritime market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience. A platform for face to face meetings in business, creating new relationships and consolidating existing ones.

More info

read more >