Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises Celebrates Opening of Europe’s Largest Shore Power Plant in Germany

ROSTOCK, Germany, Might 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AIDA Cruises, a section of Carnival Company & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCLNYSE: CUK), these days introduced that Europe’s biggest shore electricity plant was officially inaugurated with a single of its ships, AIDAsol, in the existence of Federal Minister for Financial Affairs Peter Altmaier, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Key Minister Manuela Schwesig and AIDA Cruises President Felix Eichhorn in the course of the 12th German Nationwide Maritime Meeting.

Establishing a shore ability provide for cruise ships in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, is the consequence of a joint agreement involving AIDA Cruises, the point out federal government of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Hanseatic and College Metropolis of Rostock and Rostock Port signed in September 2018.

“With our eco-friendly cruising strategy, we have been investing in a sustainable cruise current market for numerous decades,” mentioned AIDA’s Eichhorn. “The shore power plant in Rostock-Warnemünde is a different crucial phase after the facility in Hamburg on our way to an emission-neutral cruise that we want to achieve with our fleet. I would like to thank the condition govt of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and all partners involved for the fantastic and trusting cooperation. Collectively, we are sending out an critical sign, not just in Germany, but throughout Europe.”

The shore electrical power plant, which was done in summertime 2020, is at present the greatest in Europe. With an output of up to 20 megavolt amperes (MVA), two cruise ships can be provided with electricity at the same time in Warnemünde at berths P7 and P8. In common passenger operation AIDAsol wants up to 4.5 megawatts per hour (MWh) of electrical power.

The use of shore ability to supply ships with energy is a decisive phase for AIDA Cruises to lessen regional emissions to zero for the duration of berthing above time, as a cruise ship usually stays in port around 40{46dd52bca0123ad67b2d1222819e83fd0a56e45ca5068239f05f0c514f1e20f9} of its working time.

As early as 2004, when the get for the design of AIDAdiva was placed, and for all other ships put into company the following decades, the business regarded as the use of shore ability as an option for environmentally pleasant ship procedure.

Because 2017, AIDA Cruises has been working with Europe’s to start with shore electrical power plant in HamburgAltona with AIDAsol in standard procedure. Now, 10 ships in the AIDA fleet can use shore electrical power exactly where obtainable or are technically prepared for it. The aim is to change all ships crafted from 2000 onwards accordingly.

With AIDA Cruises starting up a cruise year from Kiel, Germany, on Might 22, AIDAsol will also be the very first cruise ship to complete the ultimate checks on the newly crafted shore electric power plant there. Its building is the final result of a joint initiative by the state authorities of Schleswig-Holstein, the metropolis and the port of Kiel and AIDA Cruises. AIDAsol is scheduled to get there in Kiel on the afternoon of May 13.

As aspect of its environmentally friendly cruising strategy, AIDA Cruises has been investing in a sustainable cruise operation for many a long time. Additional practical ways on the way to the zero emission ship of the long run are presently in preparing. This calendar year, AIDAnova will get the 1st fuel mobile to be applied on an ocean-likely cruise ship. In 2022, the premier battery storage program to date in cruise delivery will go into operation on board an AIDA ship. In addition, the corporation is presently addressing the question of how regenerative fuels can be used on board cruise ships in the foreseeable future.

Given that 2007, AIDA Cruises has been publishing all present info, facts, information and figures on its determination to sustainability in its annual AIDA Cares sustainability report at www.aida.de/aidacares.

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