Hapag Lloyd's Europa 2 cruise ship uses cold ironing in Port Hamburg

   May 9, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' liner MS Europa 2 is currently using cold ironing at Port Hamburg's Cruise Center Altona passenger terminal. The technology provides shoreside power to a berthed vessel while its auxiliary and main diesel engines are turned off.

In the test phase, the undisrupted use and compatibility have been tested and prepared when Europa 2 was moored in her berth in Altona. This downtime, because of the current travel restrictions, offered the chance to complete the test phase successfully.

All newly built ships in the Hapag-Lloyd's cruise fleet are with cold ironing capabilities. An important component of the environmental strategy is also the extension of the use of LSFO (low sulfur fuel oil, with 01% sulphur content) fleetwide.

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The small luxury ship Europa 2 jas max passenger capacity 516. The vessel requires only 2.2 MW of electrical power per hour during port stays and reduces its emissions to almost zero. The electricity used is supplied by Hamburg Energie GmbH and comes from renewable resources.

MS Europa 2 was the world's first cruise ship to be fitted with SCR catalytic converters. These converters reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 95%. It is also the first cruise liner to have EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) certification, and her CO2 emissions are 31% below the target value.