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Costa Smeralda completes first LNG refueling in Barcelona

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Costa Smeralda fueling at Barcelona
The Coral Methane tanker filled Costa Smeralda's three tanks with a total of around 3,200 cubic meters of LNG.

Two of these tanks measure around 35mtr in length and 8mtr in diameter, each with a capacity of 1,525 cubic meters. A third tank, measuring 5mtr in diameter, is 28mtr long and has a capacity of around 520 cubic meters.

All three are built with cryogenic steel, covered with special insulating materials and installed in specific protected spaces.  

On full tank covers two weeks of cruising

With one complete LNG tank filling, which will always be done in Barcelona, even once the ship has started her regular cruises, Costa Smeralda can be powered for at least two weeks.

Costa Group (including Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia) has ordered five new ships fueled by LNG to be delivered by 2023.

Barcelona is the first port to welcome Costa Smeralda after the ship left Meyer shipyard in Turku, where she was built. The next port of call will be Savona.

On December 21, Costa Smeralda will sail from Savona on its first 1-week cruise, calling at Marseilles, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Civitavecchia and La Spezia.