AIDAnova's second engine room module successfully completed
At around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,
December 2, 2017, the second and last engine room module for AIDAnova – which
was manufactured by the Neptun shipyard in Rostock Warnemünde – will begin its
journey to the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.
The second floating part, a
so-called Floating Engine Room Unit (FERU), is 120 meters long and 42 meters
wide. The four-deck-tall component contains the three LNG tanks for AIDAnova.
Two of the tanks are both just shy of 35 meters in length, have a diameter of
eight meters and a volume capacity of 1,550 m3 each.
A third and smaller tank with a
diameter of five meters is 28 meters in length and has a volume capacity of
approx. 520 m³.
With the construction of the
engine room modules at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock and the investment in the
four Caterpillar dual-fuel engines, AIDA Cruises not only strengthens regional
cooperation, but is also an important driver of the local economy. More than
500 shipyard workers and 500 external employees from other service providers
are currently employed at the Neptun shipyard. In addition, there are 120
Caterpillar employees who assembled the engines.
With this milestone, AIDA is also
beginning the count-down to the start of AIDAnova's premier season: In exactly
365 days, on December 2, 2018, the world's first cruise ship that – thanks to
four dual-fuel engines – can be operated both in port and at sea with the
currently most environmentally friendly and lowest-emission fossil fuel, will
start its first season as it leaves Hamburg and sets sail for the Canary
Its twin ship with over 180,000
GT and 2,600 staterooms is set to be commissioned in the spring of 2021.
are now available
In its premier season starting in
December 2018, AIDAnova will offer seven-day trips around the Canary Islands.
But first the new ship will come to Hamburg. On December 2, 2018, the new ship
will visit the Hanseatic City on the Elbe. From here, it will set off towards
All AIDAnova cruises can be
booked at travel agencies, the AIDA Customer Center at +49 (0)381/202 707 07,
or at www.aida.de. More information and impressions are available at
Rostock, December 1, 2017