To help meet its Clean Air Programme air quality standards for its planned residential cruise ship ’Narrative’, Storylines has chosen HVAC solutions company Carrier to provide comfort, air quality, safety and security.
Carrier will provide HVAC and automation solutions that will integrate with other shipboard systems to help deliver healthy, safe, efficient and productive indoor environments.
“Carrier is among the most reputable HVAC providers in the maritime industry,” said Storylines Project Manager Dr Paul Read (pictured). “The cruise ship industry learned some hard lessons about indoor air quality in the Covid-19 pandemic. As a live-aboard cruise line, we have a unique opportunity to set a new standard so we chose a partner that could help us meet our ambitious goals.”
In addition to HVAC, Storylines is using Carrier’s life safety expertise to deploy fire safety, security and surveillance solutions.
Onity will also be providing electronic door locks for the residential ship to allow residents to unlock their apartments with ease as they approach the door. These e-Locks feature optimal efficiency and flexibility providing touchless access for security areas using a secure mobile key on a smartphone.
For fire safety on ’Narrative’, Autronica will be providing fire detection and safety management solutions and Marioff will be providing efficient HI-FOG high pressure water mist sprinklers and fire suppression system.
These solutions are optimised for cruise ships and are designed according to IMO Safe Return to Port standards and the Marine Equipment Directive (MED).
Carrier will also provide consultative design services for the ship. The company will analyse the unique needs of a private residence ship and help Storylines to develop concepts, strategies for efficient operations for a healthy ship.
“Storylines is an innovative new brand and we are pleased to be working closely with them in developing and building their ‘Narrative’, which will be a unique residence ship,” said Rajan Goel, Carrier’s Senior Vice President, Building Solutions Group. “Carrier has a long history of providing innovative solutions and services for ships and buildings. We are excited to assist Storylines in providing these solutions to enable healthy homes at sea that are comfortable, safe and secure.”