New sail ship concept from Chantiers de l’Atlantique

2019-04-16T07:47:52+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Technology|

Cruise ship builder, Chantiers de l’Atlantique announced at Seatrade Cruise Global the launch of a new set of services, solutions and systems, marketed under the name of Atlantique +.

Based on a long time experience in servicing, maintenance and modernization of cruise ships all along their life cycle, the patented Atlantique + includes solutions in three main areas: Energy/Environment, Operations, and Guest experience.

For Energy/Environment, Chantiers de l’Atlantique through its Atlantique +Ecorizon services allow cruise ship operators to achieve significant energy savings and improve the environmental footprint of their ships in operation.

These services use a two-step process: an energy efficiency assessment followed by a weekly energy efficiency monitoring. The operators may also include training in the service provision.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Ecorizon experts have already helped customers achieve 16% average fuel savings in 2018 on their fleets, the company claimed.

Another example of technology used to reduce both energy consumption and emissions is Solid Sail, a foldable, full composite sail, thus robust and easy to manoeuvre.

This solution, developed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, is currently being tested on the Ponant cruise ship, owned Compagnie du Ponant.

As for vessel operations, Atlantique + offers services aimed at improving conditions of navigation, safety and maintenance. In the area of guest experience, it proposes added value infrastructure solutions for cabins, sun decks and public spaces.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique also featured a new version of its sailing cruise ship, named Silenseas +. Introduced last year at Seatrade Cruise Global, Silenseas is a hybrid cruise ship, which uses both sail propulsion, thanks to the Solid Sail system and dual-fuel engines.

The French shipbuilder presented two versions of the ship, Silenseas 190 (7-deck, 300-pax, 190 m long) and Silenseas 210 (8-deck, 300-pax, 210 m long). Both designs are equipped with a sail area of 4.350 sq m. The vessels can cruise without emissions, under wind speeds above 15 knots, the company said.