Work progresses on second LNG-powered newbuild for P&O Cruises

Germany’s shipbuilder Meyer Werft continues to progress with the construction of the second LNG-powered vessel for Carnival Corporation’s P&O Cruises.

The vessel’s floating engine room unit (FERU), built by Neptun Werft, part of the Meyer Group, has recently arrived at the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg.

The FERU is 140m long and 42m wide, and weighs about 12,000 ton, according to P&O Cruises. This vital section of the ship houses all the main engines and LNG tanks.

“Now the FERU is in the hall, the build enters a new phase as the prefabricated blocks are mounted onto the engine room section,” P&O Cruises said.

The LNG-powered ship named Arvia is a sister vessel to Iona.

Meyer Werft delivered the first LNG-powered vessel to the UK-based cruise operator in October but it still awaits its debut due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Iona should make its debut in August, according to the latest schedule by P&O Cruises.

On the other side, Meyer Weft should deliver Arvia by the end of 2022.

Both of the sister ships will be 345 meters long featuring 17 guest decks.

The luxury liners will accommodate up to 5,200 passengers making them one of the largest cruise ships in the world, P&O Cruises says.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Report: Egypt’s EGAS charters Hoegh LNG’s FSRU

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) has chartered Hoegh LNG's floating storage regasification and storage unit, Hoegh Galleon,...

Equinor says nobody injured after leak at Hammerfest LNG

Norway’s Equinor has confirmed that there were no injuries following a hydrocarbon leak at its 4.3 mtpa Hammerfest LNG...

Glenfarne’s Texas LNG inks new deal with EQT

US natural gas producer EQT has entered into a second heads of agreement for liquefaction services from Texas LNG’s...

More News Like This

Meyer Werft to build another LNG-powered cruise ship for Carnival

Germany’s Meyer Werft has won an order to build another LNG-fueled vessel for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, a unit...

Keel laid for Disney’s third LNG-fueled cruise ship

Germany’s Meyer Werft has held a keel-laying ceremony for the third and final LNG-powered vessel it is building for...

Fincantieri delivers first LNG-powered ship to Princess Cruises

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered the first of two LNG-powered cruise ships to Carnival’s Princess Cruises. Fincantieri said the 175,500-ton,...

Carnival orders another LNG-powered cruise ship at Meyer Werft

Germany’s Meyer Werft has secured an order to build another LNG-powered vessel for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, a unit...