EEDI first for Hapag-Lloyd ship

31 Oct 2013
'Europa 2' is the world's first cruise ship to be awarded EEDI certification

'Europa 2' is the world's first cruise ship to be awarded EEDI certification

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new cruise ship, ‘Europa 2’, has become the first in the world to be awarded Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) certification by Germanischer Lloyd.

Hapag-Lloyd chose to have the Europa 2 assessed in line with the IMO’s EEDI, which will only become compulsory for new cruise ships commissioned after 1 January 2013.

"The EUROPA 2's independent certification shows that the CO2 emissions produced by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new ship are substantially lower than the average for the industry’s global fleet currently in service. In fact, it emits 31% less CO2 than other cruise ships of a similar size," said Dr Jörg Lampe from systems engineering and risk management, Germanischer Lloyd.

"It does not only set the highest, 5-star-plus standards in terms of its design, accommodation and dining facilities, its technical features are also first rate, ensuring that resources are conserved as much as possible," added Karl Pojer, chief executive, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Europa 2 also became part of a world’s first when it was fitted with an SCR catalytic converter, which reduced nitrogen oxide emissions by almost 95%.

An optimised hull and water treatment technology, which fulfils the highest industry standards, also ensure that resources are used sparingly.

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