AIDA Cruises Celebrates Keel Laying of the New Generation of Ships

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AIDA Cruises Celebrates Keel Laying of the New Generation of Ships

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:00am

June 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - With an impressive, traditional staging AIDA Cruises celebrated on June 30, 2013, the keel laying of the first cruise ship of the AIDA new generation in the shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.. (MHI) from Nagasaki. Keiko Omiya, wife of the Chairman of MHI, deposited in the presence of AIDA President Michael Ungerer, Hideaki Omiya, Chairman of MHI, Hisashi Hara, Head of the Shipbuilding & Ocean Development Headquarters of MHI and other well-known representatives of the two companies, the symbolic coin in the central block of the ship. "AIDA is again set with these ships in the industry both in terms of new and innovative product content as well as in terms of environmental friendliness new standards for the future. 1996 AIDA has triggered a revolution in the sea with the concept of relaxed cruising. We are convinced of the continued growth of the German cruise market and measures will give our new generation of ships further impetus, "Michael Ungerer, President of AIDA Cruises convinced.Around three quarters of a supplier for the AIDA newbuildings 2015/2016 have their headquarters in Germany or the European Union. The company Partner Ship Design from Hamburg is responsible for the architecture and interior design of all areas and cabins of the new AIDA ship generation. Lufthansa Systems, the entire IT infrastructure, including the complete phone system on board of the two new buildings. The MaK marine engines are manufactured by Caterpillar Motoren in Kiel and Warnemünde, Siemens is the entire automation of the ships. The R & M Group, headquartered in Hamburg was awarded the contract for the engineering, design and construction of passenger and crew cabins.Deerberg system sets the highest environmental standards with its innovative recycling and waste treatment systems. "Thanks to the technological partnership that AIDA with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been received, we will open the German supply new markets in Asia," said Michael Ungerer on. too, in terms of environmental protection is the new AIDA ship generation standards. An AIDA ship consumes already per person only three liters of fuel per hundred kilometers. The new AIDA ships will consume even less fuel. A completely new hull design, which was developed jointly with MHI and the Hamburg Ship Model Basin, leads to a substantial increase in energy efficiency. Another innovation in the cruise industry is the use of the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS). This modern technology allows the ships glide on a carpet of air bubbles, whereby the frictional resistance and thus fuel consumption are also reduced. A variety of other measures, such as a new drive concept, also contribute significantly to the reduction of fuel consumption in. Moreover, the ships of the new AIDA generation of so-called dual-fuel engines are equipped and can, depending on the availability at the port with LPG be operated.Through the use of environmentally friendly gas (LNG) of the emission and particle emission is significantly reduced. Rostock in 2011 had the cruise company after a global tender Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.. entrusted with the construction of two innovative ships the next generation of AIDA. The identical new buildings offer with 124,500 gross tonnage, 300 meters long and 37.60 meters wide space for 3,300 passengers and will be delivered in 2015 and 2016. maiden voyage of the first new AIDA ship into two sections, first from 1 October to 20 November 2015 on a unique 50-day journey from Yokohama, Japan from Dubai. On March 18, 2016, the second leg of the maiden voyage, resulting in 38 days of Dubai in the future home port of Hamburg begins. In the meantime, the new AIDA ship during the winter season will offer seven-day Orient routes from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

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