The world’s largest cruise line is deploying service power packs to improve energy efficiency and support overall sustainability goals
To significantly reduce energy and fuel costs, the upgrades include investments in automation and on-demand controls, cooling upgrades, LED lighting and efficient HVAC systems, while continuously monitoring and maintaining indoor air quality to the highest standards at sea.
MIAMI, in 2022 August 4 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK ), the world’s largest cruise line, today announced the worldwide rollout of comprehensive technology upgrades called Service Power Packages to further improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. . The upgrades include permanent installations until 2023. on ships from the company’s nine cruise line brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Carnival Corporation’s service power upgrade program provides average 5-10 percent fuel savings per vessel and expected to reduce fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons every year. Without environmental benefits, the program is expected to end 150 million dollars annual fuel savings.
Developed over the past six years, the company’s Service Power program delivers significant efficiency improvements across the fleet, including upgrades to air conditioning in the cabin and public areas, and major upgrades to cooling, lighting and automation systems. Taking into account differences in ship design, size and equipment, the company tailors a service power package to each ship that combines the synergy of multiple upgrades with new operational efficiencies, all effectively supporting Carnival Corporation’s energy conservation and carbon reduction strategies.
Carnival Corporation’s Service Power Packs include the following elements, designed to work together to reduce the total operating load of each ship – the energy required to support all hotel systems – resulting in significant reductions in fuel use and emissions:
- Detailed updates to each ship’s hotel HVAC systems25% of the ship’s energy consumption to improve the hotel’s ventilation efficiency using sophisticated variable speed drives and on-demand systems in all public areas, cabins and galleys. In addition, indoor air quality is continuously monitored and maintained to the highest standards at sea, using industry-leading air filtration and ultraviolet C treatment throughout the ship.
- Update of technical systems on every ship using variable speed drives and on-demand automated control systems for engine room ventilation, main A/C chillers and cooling pumps, which together significantly reduce the use of energy required for cooling around the ship.
- The most modern LED lighting systems installed on every ship to reduce energy consumption and heat load – creating the dual benefit of reduced air conditioning requirements.
- Remote monitoring and maintenance improvements that maximize the benefits of upgrade packages, including improved instrumentation and automated control systems with seamless ship-to-shore communications. Advanced remote monitoring and analysis of each vessel’s energy efficiency and technical condition ensures maximum efficiency and minimum downtime.
“The Power of Service program aligns closely with our long-term sustainability and carbon reduction goals and our highest responsibility and top priority, which is compliance, protecting the environment and the health, safety and well-being of our guests and the communities we visit.” and our shipboard and shore personnel,” said Bill Burke, Carnival Corporation’s Chief Marine Officer. “Based on our improved fleet composition, including the addition of six industry-leading LNG-powered vessels, and previous investments to increase efficiency and reduce emissions, our absolute carbon emissions peaked in 2011, despite significant capacity growth over the past decade.” Packages continue to build on these efforts as part of our comprehensive approach to sustainability.
The fleet-wide improvements are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing program of energy efficiency investments and efforts to reduce fuel consumption, including more than $350 million. USD invested in improving energy efficiency since 2016, along with the company’s fleet optimization strategy and the creation of more efficient routes. These ongoing efforts are expected to result in a 10% reduction in fuel consumption in the company’s first full year of guest cruises compared to 2019. distance traveled.
As part of its long-term sustainability plan and vision, Carnival Corporation has committed to making significant investments to achieve its 2030 goals. sustainability goals and 2050 aspirations covering six key areas of sustainability. These areas include climate change action; circular economy; sustainable tourism; good health and well-being; diversity, equity and inclusion; and biodiversity and conservation.
Among these priorities, the company has committed to 2030. reduce carbon intensity by 20% compared to 2019
For more information on the company’s sustainability efforts, visit www.CarnivalSustainability.com.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies, with nine world-leading cruise lines serving all seven continents. With operations North America, Australia, Europe and Asiaits portfolio includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Additional information is available at www.carnivalcorp.com, www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.costacruise.com, www. aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com.
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