The Chantiers de l'Atlantique have delivered the ship Euribia to the cruise division of the MSC group, which is the twenty-second unit to enter the company's fleet. She is an energy efficient cruise ship; the delivery of her therefore represents a further step forward in the decarbonisation process of MSC Cruises.
MSC Euribia is the second ship of the group owned by the Aponte family, after MSC World Europa, to be powered by LNG, the fuel which, although fossil, is the cleanest and most efficient currently available on a global scale. On board, however, there are numerous cutting-edge environmental technologies, including advanced wastewater treatment and waste management systems.
Ship designed with the future in mind
The vessel was also designed with the future in mind, so it can easily incorporate upcoming sustainability innovations such as zero-emission synthetic fuels and other alternative fuels as soon as they become available at scale.
With the delivery of Euribia, says Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, "we have taken another huge step towards our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the numerous first-rate environmental innovations, Euribia features an energy-efficient design that will allow for enormous reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime".
Focus on energy efficiency
Often, continues Vago, «the focus on decarbonisation is exclusively focused on supply-side measures and, although these represent an important part of the energy transition, we must not forget the essential role that energy efficiency will play today in reducing demand of energy".