The second and last of LNG-powered cruise ship ‘AIDAnova’ engine room module, built at the Neptun shipyard in Rostock Warnemunde, was towed to the Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg, on 2nd December.
The four deck tall unit is 120 m long and 42 m wide and contains the vessel’s three LNG tanks.
Two of the tanks are about 35 m in length, with a diameter of 8 m, and a capacity of 1,550 cu m each. The third tank is 5 m in diameter and has a length of 28 m with a capacity of about 520 cu m.
AIDA said that more than 500 shipyard workers and 500 external employees, in addition to 120 Caterpillar employees, participated in the construction of the unit and the assembly of the four dual-fuel engines at the Neptun yard.
A 180,000 gt sister ship has also been ordered, which is due to be delivered in the spring of 2021.