On August 20, under the contract signed by AIDA Cruises and Corvus Energy, the second contractor would fit and commission the storage systems on the first AIDA cruise ship in 2020.
The parties, that include ABB and Siemens, plan to use the findings from the pilot project to fit battery systems onboard other vessels in the AIDA fleet.
The goal is in the emissions-neutral ship’ operation.
Thamm added that electrification of the vessels is another important milestone for the company as it aim to reduce fossil fuel use and emissions.
“Thanks to the cooperation with Corvus Energy, already in a few months, AIDA Cruises is going to launch this innovative technology on a large cruise ship.”
The latest development comes on the back of the company’s venture into low-emission LNG operations. The use of battery storage systems is expected to further reduce the consumption of fossil fuel and significantly increase the efficiency of ship operations.