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Carnival rolls out energy-saving technology

Singapore, August 8, 2022: Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise line, is rolling out a comprehensive technology upgrade called the Service Power Package to improve energy savings and reduce fuel consumption worldwide. announced that it will deploy to the fleet.

Upgrades include Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard’s nine cruise line brand ships through 2023. Includes ongoing installation.

Carnival Corporation’s Service Power Upgrade Program is expected to deliver an average of 5-10% fuel savings per vessel and reduce fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions by more than 500,000 tons annually. In addition to the environmental benefits, annual fuel savings he expects to exceed $150 million when the program is complete.

Developed over the last six years, the company’s Service Power program delivers significant efficiency improvements across its fleet, including air conditioning upgrades to 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 upgrades to each ship’s hotel HVAC system, which accounts for 25% of the ship’s energy consumption, include sophisticated variable speed drives and turn-on air conditioning throughout public areas, cabins and galleys to improve hotel ventilation efficiency. I am using the demand system. Additionally, 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.

With variable speed drives and on-demand automatic control systems for engine room ventilation, main air conditioning chillers and cooling pumps, each ship’s technical systems have been upgraded to dramatically reduce the energy required for cooling around the ship. increase.

A state-of-the-art LED lighting system has been installed throughout each vessel, reducing both power consumption and heat load generation, creating a double benefit from lower air conditioning demands.

Improved remote monitoring and maintenance maximizes the benefits of upgrade packages that include improved instrumentation and automated management systems for non-stop ship-to-shore connectivity. Enhanced remote monitoring and analysis of each vessel’s energy performance and technical condition ensures maximum efficiency and minimal downtime.

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 US$350 million in energy efficiency improvements since 2016 We are making efforts to reduce fuel consumption by investing the above. 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 make significant investments to achieve its 2030 goals and 2050 aspirations. 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.

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