March 8, 2021


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MSC Cruises Hosts Coin Ceremony, Keel Laying for MSC World Europa

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MSC Cruises on Monday conducted a coin ceremony and laid the keel for the cruise line’s to start with LNG (liquefied organic fuel)-driven ship, MSC World Europaat the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The two hundred,000-plus gross tonnage ship is at this time beneath building and delivery is planned for 2022. MSC Europa will become the to start with cruise ship to employ an LNG fuel mobile, an enhancement more than current LNG know-how on cruise ships.

Undertaking the conventional maritime ritual of positioning two coins beneath the ship’s keel were Zoe Africa Vago, daughter of Alexa Aponte-Vago and partner Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises, and Aurore Bezard from the human means section of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. The coin ceremony is the historical signal of blessing and great fortune for the task and the ship’s operational everyday living at sea.  

Proven still left to proper previously mentioned are Zoe Africa Vago, Pierfrancesco Vago, Aurore Bezard and Laurent Castaing, as MSC Cruises and Chantiers d l’Atlantique conducted a coin ceremony and keel laying for MSC World Europa.

Eco-Welcoming Technology 

MSC World Europa will attribute a new fifty-kilowatt demonstrator technique that incorporates stable oxide fuel mobile (SOFC) know-how and makes use of LNG to make electric power and warmth. This will lessen greenhouse fuel emissions by about 30 percent, in contrast with a what is manufactured by a conventional LNG motor, with no emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides or fantastic particles.

MSC World Europa (rendering demonstrated previously mentioned) will also attribute a new era wastewater cure technique that exceeds some of the world’s most stringent regulatory expectations. 

MSC Cruises’ next new flagship, MSC Virtuosa, is at this time beneath building in Saint-Nazaire it is really slated for delivery sometime in 2021. The cruise line also has business orders with Chantiers de l’Atlantique for two extra LNG-driven ships, just one every single for the MSC World and Meraviglia ship classes.  

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