AIDA Cruises Orders Third Ship to Be Fueled Exclusively by LNG
The German cruise line, AIDA Cruises, has commissioned MEYER WERFT to construct a third ship that will be powered by 100 percent LNG. AIDA’s first ship will be completed in autumn 2018, with the second and third following in 2021 and 2023.
The new ship will have a tonnage measurement of over 180,000 GT and around 2,700 cabins. The engine room modules for all three ships will be supplied by Rostock shipyard, NEPTUN WERFT. These modules will contain the entire engine room for each ship, LNG tanks and all machinery systems and installations.
MEYER WERFT has now received orders for the construction of 14 ships to be delivered by 2023. Such a long-term outlook means the shipyard must have the capacity to constantly adapt and evolve, and as a result about $60 to $100 million per year are invested in the facilities in Papenburg.