On December 2, the second and last engine room module for AIDAnova – AIDA Cruises’ new ship – began its journey from the shipyard Neptun Werft in Rostock Warnemünde to the yard Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.
On its way to Papenburg, the section was towed through the Kiel Canal.
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 three LNG tanks for AIDAnova. Two of the tanks have a length of 35 meters, a diameter of eight meters and a volume capacity of 1,550 cubic meters each.
The third and smaller tank has a diameter of five meters, a length of 28 meters and a volume capacity of 520 cubic meters.
In September this year, the first FERU was floated out at Neptun Werft and transported to Papenburg where the ship is being built.
AIDAnova will be the world’s first cruise ship that – thanks to four dual-fuel engines – can be operated both in port and at sea with the currently most environmentally friendly and lowest-emission fossil fuel, according to the company.
On December 2, 2018, the 180,000 gross ton newbuilding is scheduled to start its first season as it leaves Hamburg and sets sail for the Canary Islands.
AIDAnova’s twin ship, with over 180,000 gross tons and 2,600 staterooms, is set to be commissioned in the spring of 2021.
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