First AIDAnova Module Released into Water

By ,   September 24, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

On Thursday, September 21, an AIDAnova module was released into the water for the first time at Neptun shipyard, Rostock. This is the first of a couple of floating parts, Floating Engine Room Units (FERU), that was placed onto Warnow river via a special lowering device.

The complex module stretches more than 120 m long and 42 m wide, as well as 3 decks high. It carries the 4 dual-fuel engines by Caterpillar and hence AIDAnova's heart.

AIDAnova cruise ship

AIDAnova is the world's first cruise ship (starting in 2018 fall) to be able to operate both at sea and in ports with the most lowest-emission and environmentally friendly fossil fuel due to the operation of 4 dual-fuel engines. 

The shipment of the first module of the ship from Rostock to Meyer Werft shipyard, Papenburg is scheduled to take place September 25–28, depending on the weather conditions. 

Tomorrow, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. at Neptun shipyard in Rostock it's time to set sail with a course set for Kiel Fjord.

In the early hours of September 26, the floating part will start the passage through Kiel Canal from Kiel to Brunsbüttel. After a 12-hour journey, the module will arrive in Brunsbüttel and from Borkum, it will carry on to Emden arriving on September 27.

The last passage is from Emden to Papenburg, where the 4 dual-fuel engines will arrive on September 28.