Carnival Corporation has announced it has completed the installation and certification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on 60 ships across its brands.
Representing a $400 million investment to date, the company is on track to develop and deploy its systems on more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020.
First announced in 2013, the company engineered a proprietary technology to reduce sulphur compounds and particulate matter from a ship’s engine exhaust when at sea, during manoeuvring and in port. The systems enable Carnival Corporation to meet international regulations that place a cap on sulphur content of fuel oil at 0.1%. In addition to mitigating costs for low-sulfur fuel, the systems reduce carbon emissions.
Mike Kaczmarek, vice president of corporate marine technology for Carnival Corporation, said:“Our Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems represent advanced environmental technology, and underscore our company’s strong commitment to responsible sustainability practices.”
Carnival Corporation’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems are currently installed and certified on 17 Carnival Cruise Line vessels, 13 Holland America Line vessels, 10 Princess Cruises vessels, seven Costa Cruises vessels, five AIDA Cruises vessels, four P&O Cruises UK vessels, three Cunard vessels and one P&O Cruises Australia vessel.