Carnival launches energy-saving technology

SINGAPORE, 8 August 2022: Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise line, has announced the launch of comprehensive technology upgrades called Service Power Packages across its global fleet to improve energy savings and reduce fuel consumption.

The upgrades include continuous 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 Cruisesard (UK).

Carnival Corporation’s Service Power upgrade program delivers an average of 5-10% fuel savings per ship and is expected to reduce fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons each year. In addition to the environmental benefits, the program, upon completion, is expected to generate over $150 million in annual fuel cost savings.

Developed over the past six years, the company’s Service Power program delivers significant performance upgrades across the fleet, including air conditioning upgrades in the cabin and common areas and significant improvements to cooling, lighting and automation systems. Accommodating variations in ship design, size and equipment, the company tailors the Service Power Package for each ship, which combines synergies from multiple upgrades with new operational efficiencies, effectively supporting Carnival’s energy conservation and decarbonization strategies Corporation.

Carnival Corporation Service Power Packs include the following components designed to work together to reduce each ship’s total service load – the energy required to support all of the hotel’s systems – and thereby significantly reduce fuel usage and the broadcasts:

Extensive upgrades to each ship’s hotel HVAC systems account for 25% of the ship’s energy consumption to improve the hotel’s ventilation efficiency using sophisticated variable speed drives and on-demand systems in common areas, staterooms and galleys. In addition, indoor air quality is continuously monitored and maintained to the highest standards at sea, using industry-leading air filtration and UV-C treatment throughout the ship.

Technical systems are upgraded on each ship using variable speeds and automated on-demand control systems for engine room ventilation, main air conditioning chillers and cooling pumps, dramatically reducing the energy required to provide cooling around the ship.

State-of-the-art LED lighting systems are installed on each ship to reduce energy consumption and heat load generation – creating the dual benefit of lower air conditioning demand.

Remote monitoring and maintenance enhancements maximize the benefits of upgrade packages, including improved instrumentation and automated management systems, with continuous ship-to-shore connectivity. Extensive remote monitoring and analysis of each ship’s energy efficiency and technical condition ensure maximum efficiency and minimum downtime.

The fleet-wide improvements are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing energy efficiency investment program and efforts to reduce fuel consumption, including more than USD 350 million invested in energy efficiency improvements since 2016, along with its fleet optimization strategy company and planning more efficient itineraries. Together, these ongoing efforts are expected to result in a 10% reduction in fuel consumption per available lowest berth day (ALBD) in the company’s first full guest cruise year compared to 2019, along with a 9% reduction in carbon emissions per berth . distance traveled.

As part of its longer-term sustainability plan and vision, Carnival Corporation has committed to significant investments to achieve its 2030 goals and 2050 aspirations, which incorporate six critical sustainability focus areas. These areas include climate action. circular economy; sustainable tourism? good health and wellbeing, diversity, equality and inclusion, and biodiversity and conservation.

Among these priorities, the company is committed to reducing its carbon emission intensity by 20% from its 2019 baseline to 2030, supporting its efforts and ambitions to achieve clean, carbon-neutral ship operations by 2050.

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