Fincantieri Orders Heat Power Systems for Cruise Newbuilds
Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has selected Climeon’s heat power system Climeon Ocean for its energy efficient solutions, purchasing six Climeon Ocean 450M systems to be installed in its upcoming new cruise ship builds. Total capacity on all ships is up to 2.7 MW.
With the latest order, Fincantieri has become the first shipyard contracted to install Climeon Ocean on new cruise ships. Deliveries of the Climeon Ocean systems will start in 2017.
Fabrizio Cafagna, Head of Basic Design at Fincantieri’s Merchant Ship Business Unit, said, “At Fincantieri we continuously strive to improve our designs ensuring we maximize the value delivered to our customers. Working with Climeon is a way for us to deliver even cleaner and more energy efficient solutions.”
Climeon Ocean is a heat power solution that generates electricity using waste heat from the ship’s engines delivering reduced fuel consumption as well as reduced emissions. The configuration is optimizing energy efficiency and usage of heat onboard the ships.
“This large scale deployment further highlights the strong business case for customers using our groundbreaking technology,” said Thomas Öström, CEO of Climeon, announcing the contract.
“For Climeon this order is a major step into the important Cruise Ship business,” said Johan Larson, Head of Marine Sales at Climeon, “Energy and environmental savings are an important factor for the future of the Cruise Ship business, we therefore see a lot of customer interests in our solutions.”