The OEM will convert two Wärtsilä 46F engines to use methanol fuel – the second such conversion it has undertaken and the first for this type of engine. By adding methanol as a fuel option, emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter are significantly reduced.
The full Wärtsilä range includes two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines that can run on methanol as fuel, two 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F engines and one Wärtsilä 32 engine. Wärtsilä will convert the 46F engines to run on methanol before commissioning at the shipyard.
Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, says: “The development and integration of methanol systems on a cruise ship is a new challenge for Chantiers de l’Atlantique and for the first time part of our decarbonization program.”
Installing methanol-ready engines is a next step in achieving Destinations Net Zero for Celebrity Cruises. His vision is net zero emissions by 2050.
“With the launch of our Edge line of ships in 2018, we set ambitious sustainability goals to make these ships the most energy efficient large ships at sea,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “In cooperation with our expert partners, we have continuously developed new technologies and achieved breakthroughs with each additional ship.”
The latest ship is scheduled for delivery in 2025 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) shipyard.
Source: News Network
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