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Carnival Corporation upgrades global fleet with fuel- and energy-saving technology

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World’s largest cruise line deploys service power packages to improve energy efficiency and support overall sustainability goals

Upgrades include investments in on-demand automation and controls, enhanced cooling, LED lighting, and efficient HVAC systems to significantly reduce energy and fuel consumption, while improving indoor air quality to maritime continuously monitored and maintained to the highest standards.

Miami, August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise line, today announced a service called Service Power Package to further improve energy savings and reduce energy consumption. announced the rollout of comprehensive technology upgrades across its global fleet. fuel consumption. Upgrades include Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard.

Carnival Corporation’s Service Power Upgrade Program provides an average of 5-10% Save fuel per vessel and reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions 500,000 metric tons each year. In addition to the environmental benefits, upon completion of the program, $150 million To save annual fuel costs.

Developed over the past six years, the company’s Service Power program delivers significant efficiency gains across its fleet, including air conditioning upgrades in cabins and public areas, as well as significant enhancements to cooling, lighting and automation systems. Tailoring variations in vessel design, size and equipment, the company customizes each vessel’s service power package. This will combine the synergies of multiple upgrades and new operational efficiencies to effectively support Carnival Corporation’s energy conservation and decarbonization strategy.

Carnival Corporation Service Power Packages include the following elements designed to work together to reduce each ship’s overall service load (the energy required to support all onboard hotel systems): contained, resulting in significant reductions in both fuel usage and emissions.

  • Comprehensive upgrade To each ship’s hotel HVAC system, which accounts for 25% of the ship’s energy consumption, uses sophisticated variable speed drives and on-demand systems throughout public areas, cabins and galleys to improve hotel ventilation efficiency. In addition, we use industry-leading air filtration and UV-C treatment throughout the ship to continuously monitor indoor air quality and maintain it at the highest standards at sea.
  • Upgrade technical systems for each ship The use of variable speed drives and on-demand automatic control systems for engine room ventilation, main air conditioning chillers and cooling pumps significantly reduces the energy required to cool the entire vessel.
  • cutting edge LED lighting system Installed throughout each ship to reduce both power consumption and heat load generation, creating a double benefit from lower air conditioning demand.
  • Remote monitoring and maintenance Improvements that maximize the benefits of the upgrade package, including improved instrumentation and automated management systems, and non-stop connectivity from ship to shore. Enhanced remote monitoring and analysis of each vessel’s energy performance and technical condition ensures maximum efficiency and minimal downtime.

“The Service Power program reflects our long-term sustainability and decarbonization goals and our highest commitment to compliance, environmental protection, the health, safety and well-being of our guests and the people in the communities we visit. We work closely with the responsibilities and top priorities of Bill Burke, Chief Maritime Officer of Carnival Corporation. “Building on our improved fleet mix, which includes the addition of six industry-leading LNG-powered vessels, and our previous investments to increase efficiency and reduce emissions, we are well on our way to significant capacity increases over the past decade. Nonetheless, absolute carbon emissions peaked in 2011. These coordinated service power packages build further on these efforts as part of a comprehensive approach to sustainability. increase.”

The fleet-wide enhancements are part of Carnival Corporation’s ongoing energy efficiency investment program, which, along with the company’s fleet optimization strategy and designing more efficient itineraries, has invested 350 million in energy efficiency improvements since 2016. It is an effort to reduce fuel consumption, such as investing more than 10,000 dollars. These ongoing efforts have resulted in a 10% reduction in available lower-berth daily fuel consumption (ALBD) for the company’s first full-year guest cruise operation compared to 2019, as well as is expected to reduce its carbon footprint by 9%. mileage.

As part of its long-term sustainability plan and vision, Carnival Corporation has committed to making significant investments to achieve its 2030 sustainability goals and 2050 goals. These areas include climate action. circular economy; sustainable tourism; health and well-being; diversity, equity and inclusion. biodiversity and conservation.

Among these priorities, the company has pledged to reduce its carbon intensity by 20% from its 2019 baseline by 2030 and will continue its efforts to achieve a net carbon neutral fleet operation by 2050. and support aspirations.

For more information on the company’s commitment to sustainability, please visit

About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies, with a portfolio of nine of the world’s leading cruise lines serving all seven operation North America, Australia, Europe When Asiawhose portfolio includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard.

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