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MSC Cruises and Total agree LNG supply deal

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MSC Cruises will welcome the first of three upcoming LNG-powered cruise ships In 2022
Approximately 45,000t of LNG fuel will be supplied by Total to MSC Cruises to power its forthcoming LNG vessels.

Total will bunker MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered ships in Marseille - and along future Mediterranean routes - via ship-to-ship transfer, using its second LNG bunker vessel currently under construction. 

Reducing MSC Cruises'  environmental footprint 

‘As we prepare to launch our first of three upcoming LNG-powered cruise ships in 2022, through this key agreement we have now secured the refuelling support for our latest-generation and most environmentally advanced ships in the Mediterranean,’ commented Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises.

‘This agreement represents a further step in our ongoing journey towards continuously reducing our environmental footprint, for which LNG is currently a crucial component.’ 

Fuel cell technology

The first LNG-powered fuel cell is set to be fitted on MSC Europa. 

The 50kW cell can allegedly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a further 25% compared to a conventional LNG engine.

 

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