MSC GRANDIOSA TO REPRESENT ANOTHER STEP FORWARD IN MSC CRUISES’ LONGSTANDING COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The incoming new ship – featuring a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) systems - will be one of the most environmentally-sound ships at sea and an energy-efficient role model for modern cruising
Geneva, Switzerland, 25 September 2019 – MSC Cruises’ newest and most innovative ship to-date is due to enter service on 31 October and will see the line introduce two new major and important onboard environmental advances to complement a wide range of existing leading-edge environmental technologies across the company’s entire fleet: a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system.
Energy-efficient hull and overall design: 28 per cent less fuel compared to Fantasia Class ships (entered in service between 2008-2013) which represents a reduction of 255kg less carbon dioxide per passenger, per cruise.
Hydrodynamics: optimised hull design and latest generation azipods and propellers.
Hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS): 98 per cent less sulphur oxide through a system which can operate in closed loop.
Selective Catalytic Reduction system: 90 per cent less nitrogen oxide through active emissions control technology.
Shore-to-ship power: fully ready to connect to local power grid to reduce emissions while at berth in port.
Advanced waste management: comprehensive systems to reduce, recycle and reuse all waste aspects on board.
Ballast water treatment system: a system to avoid introducing invading species through ballast water.
Advanced wastewater treatment: the system treats wastewater to a very high quality and the end product is of a better standard than most shoreside municipal waste standards around the world.
Smart heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC): two high- and low-heat recovery loops to intelligently redistribute heat and cold from the laundry room and machinery spaces to warm up the swimming pools or other parts of the ship.
Trim Optimisation: a software application to monitor and optimise trim, the ship’s stability, in real-time. This technology supports ship officers to keep the vessel’s trim optimised to reduce fuel consumption and optimise performance.
Energy-saving LED lighting: all MSC Cruises ships use only energy efficient LED and fluorescent lighting.
Hull paints: the hulls of all MSC Cruises’ ships are coated with special environmentally-friendly paints which impede the growth of barnacles, algae and marine organisms in order to reduce drag significantly.