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13 December 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:35 GMT+1



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Celebrated the technical launch of Vituous MSC

The ship will be delivered to MSC Cruises to October 2020

Today in the French ship yard Chantiers de the Atlantique to Saint-Nazaire is celebrated the technical launch of Vituous MSC, the second ship of class "Wonder" ordered from MSC Cruises that will come now lead in basin for the next workings until the delivery date previewed for October 2020. The Vituous maiden voyage of MSC will leave from Genoa to November 2020 with a cruise of seven nights in the western Mediterranean; after the winter season in the Mediterranean the ship will leave at a time of the Europe North in order to visit the Norwegian fjords and the vital Scandinavians of the Baltic Sea for all the summer of 2021.

MSC Cruises has evidenced that Vituous MSC, that has a tonnage of 181 thousand tons and will be able to accommodate 6,334 passengers and 1,704 members of the crew, will be the sixth ship of the company to enter in service from 2017 and, to the pairs of Huge MSC, the first unit of class "Wonder", it anticipate environmental technologies to the vanguard between which a system of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) that it reduces of 80% the nitrogen oxide emissions in the air, a hybrid system of cleansing of gases of drainage (EGCS) that it cuts of 97% the oxide emissions of sulfur and a system of treatment of sewage water of new generation (AWTS). Moreover the ship, as all those of new construction from 2017, will be equipped of a system of electrification from earth that will allow the connection with the net local electrical worker in order to reduce the emissions during the mooring.

After Vituous MSC, the crocieristica company attends the delivery of the third ship of the class "Wonder" that will enter in service in 2023 and will be fed to which liquified natural gas. MSC Cruises in fact has decided to invest five billions of euro in the construction of five ships fed to GNL. The other four ships to which liquified natural gas will take part of futuristic "the Class World" whose prototype, MSC Europe, will enter in service to May 2022. All the ships pertaining to the "Class World", as the prototype "Wonder", they will be constructed near the Chantiers yard de the Atlantique within an industrial plan of the value of 11,6 billion euros that will allow with the current fleet of MSC Cruises to reach the 25 units within 2027.

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