Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri hosted a keel laying ceremony in Monfalcone for the ‘MSC Seashore’, the the first of two enriched “Seaside Evo” Class ships for MSC Cruises. When it enters into service in June 2021, the ship will be the company’s longest ship and the biggest built in Italy, featuring 339 metres and environmental technology.
Today’s ceremony marks another key milestone in the construction of one of our most innovative all-around ships yet,
…said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman.
Among the key environmental features will be a shore-to-ship power connection to reduce emissions while at berth, a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and an Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system.
SCR’s helps reduce nitrogen oxide by 90% through advanced active emissions control technology. Nitrogen oxide from the engine operations is conducted through a catalyst and converts them into nitrogen and water, both harmless compounds.
With AWT’s, wastewater undergoes a comprehensive purification process through a very fine filtration process that transforms it to near tap-water quality.
The ship will also be fitted with hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems (EGCS) that remove 98% of sulphur oxide from ship emissions, advanced waste management systems; BWTS approved by the USCG, technology systems for the prevention of oil discharges from machinery spaces and various effective energy efficiency improvements.
More than 40% of the ship has been redesigned and enhanced, making MSC Seashore a significant improvement of sister ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.