Carnival Corporation announced the launch of a major technology upgrade, called the Service Power Package, for its global fleet to further improve energy savings and improve fuel economy.
The upgrades include ongoing installations through 2023 on ships across the company’s nine cruise brands and aim to deliver an average of 5-10% fuel savings per ship.
In addition to the environmental benefits, the program is expected to generate more than $150 million in annual fuel cost savings upon completion.
Developed over the past six years, the company’s Service Power program offers significant efficiency improvements across the fleet, including air conditioning upgrades in the cabin and public areas, as well as improvements to cooling, lighting and automation systems.
Carnival Corporation’s maintenance service package includes the following elements designed to work together to reduce each ship’s overall service load:
- Comprehensive upgrades to the hotels HVAC systems on each ship to improve the hotels ventilation efficiency through the use of sophisticated variable speed drives and on-demand systems in public areas, staterooms and aisles, accounting for 25% of the ship’s energy consumption. In addition, indoor air quality is continuously monitored through industry-leading air filtration and UV-C treatment throughout the ship, maintaining the highest standards at sea.
- The upgrading of technical systems on each ship with variable speed drives and demand-controlled automatic control systems for engine room ventilation, main air conditioning chillers and cooling pumps, which together significantly reduce the energy requirements for cooling around the ship.
- State-of-the-art LED lighting systems installed on each vessel to reduce both power consumption and heat load – giving a double benefit of reduced need for air conditioning.
- Remote monitoring and maintenance enhancements that make the most of the upgrade package, including improved instrumentation and automated management systems with non-stop ship-to-shore connectivity. Advanced remote monitoring and analysis of each vessel’s energy performance and technical condition ensures maximum efficiency and minimum downtime.
The Service Power program is closely aligned with our long-term sustainability and decarbonization goals, and our ultimate responsibility and top priority is to ensure compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we serve visit to ensure. and our ship and shore crews
said Bill Burke, Carnival Corporation’s chief maritime officer.
The fleetwide improvements are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing energy efficiency investment program and fuel reduction efforts, including the company’s fleet optimization strategy and the design of more efficient itineraries, as well as $350 in energy efficiency improvements since 2016. This represents an investment of more than Rs.
Collectively, these ongoing efforts will result in a 10% reduction in fuel burn per day with available lower bunk (ALBD) as well as a reduction in CO2 emissions per lower bunk in the Company’s first full year of guest cruise operations compared to 2019. A decline of 9% expected. distance covered.
As part of its long-term sustainability plan and vision, Carnival Corporation is committed to making significant investments to achieve its 2030 Sustainability Goals and 2050 Aspirations, which collectively encompass six critical sustainability pillars.
Among these priorities, the company has committed to reducing its carbon emissions intensity by 20% by 2030 from its 2019 baseline, and to supporting its efforts and aspirations to achieve carbon-neutral ship operations by 2050.