Royal Caribbean aims for global emission standards

August 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems in order to reach the global emission standards.These systems, also known as scrubbers, will remove more than 97 per cent of the sulphur dioxide emissions generated by the ships’ diesel engines.The move will position RCL ahead of all forthcoming International Maritime Organization Emission Control Area emissions standards, and will ensure compliance with existing European Union standards.Royal Caribbean Cruises president and chief operating officer Adam Goldstein, said the AEP technology is new and will benefit the whole industry.“AEP technology for maritime vessels is very new, and we expect that by utilising multiple technological solutions to accommodate the differences among our ships, additional development will ultimately help industrialise AEP technology even more, which will benefit not only RCL but also the larger maritime industry,” Mr Goldstein said.The company faced significant challenges in order to accommodate the AEP systems on its existing ships, however the cruise line has implemented an unprecedented, very systematic process and involved the world’s leading expertise in this field to help.Beginning in January 2015, installation will take place on 13 Royal Caribbean International ships and six Celebrity Cruises ships, during scheduled dry-dockings and while ships are in service.Preliminary work has begun on several of the ships receiving AEP systems, most will take place between 2015 and 2017 with each installation will take approximately eight months. Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img



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