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22 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:08 GMT+2



July 30, 2019

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Cut of the first sheet of the Costa Toscana cruise ship

Fed to which liquified natural gas, it will be completed in 2021

Today, with the cut of the first sheet, in the ship yard Meyer di Turku the construction of Costa Toscana is begun, the second cruise ship of the Costa Crociera company that will be fed to which liquified natural gas. In the Finnish plant they are currently in course the final phases of preparation of the binoculars Costa Smeralda who will be delivered the next October, while Costa Toscana will be completed in 2021.

Costa Crociere has evidenced that I use it of the LNG as combustible represents a real one carried out on the plan of the minimizzazione of the environmental impact: he will be in fact in a position to improving the quality of the air almost, eliminating totally the sulfur oxide emissions (zero emissions) and particulate matter (reduction of the 95-100%). I use of the LNG, moreover - he has emphasized the company - he will afford meaningfully to reduce also the oxide emissions of nitrogen (direct reduction of 85%) and of co2 (reduction until 20%). The gas will be stored in appropriate tanks on board of the ships and used in order to produce the necessary energy to navigation and to the services of edge, thanks to engines hybrids to double feeding.

"The cut of the first sheet of Costa Toscana - the general manager of Costa Crociere has commented, Neil Palomba - is to all purposes and effects ulterior an important step in the within of our sustainable development plan. The propulsion to LNG applied to the cruise ships is an innovation destined to mark a transformation distance, a real carried out point of, as it guarantees a meaningful reduction of the environmental impact without to compromise the unavoidable and for us priority aspects of safety. Once again Costa Crociere trace the route in the field: which believed having for first in this technology, than is being always diffused more, ulteriorly strengthens our vision of together; a lot still remains to make on the plan of infrastructures in order to facilitate some ulteriorly uses it".

With a tonnage of beyond 180.000 tons and 2.600 rooms each, Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana take part of a plan of expansion of the fleet of the group Coast, that he comprises the marks Costa Crociere and AIDA, that previews seven new ships in arrival within 2023, for a total investment of beyond six billions of euro in which the two units AIDAnova and Costa Venezia re-enter delivered respective to December 2018 and to the end of February 2019.

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