Ponant Icebreaker: a first in the cruising world

PONANT has confirmed the order for the first electric hybrid icebreaker, propelled by Liquefied Natural Gas. A first in the cruising world.

The PONANT Icebreaker will be for luxury polar expeditions.

The cruise line is working with international experts to execute the project:

· Aker Arctic, an internationally renowned company specializing in the development and design of the most demanding icebreaking vessels

· Wärtsilä for Dual Fuel diesel engines on the market

· GTT, the supplier of an innovative storage technology for LNG Fuel

· ABB, a supplier of powerful Azipod® Units on the market and electric hybrid structures

The ship design was created in joint co-operation by Stirling Design International and Aker Arctic.

With 135 staterooms and luxury service, the vessel is classed as « Clean Ship » certified.

The ship will take passengers to never explored polar destinations, such as the true geographic North Pole (90 degrees North Latitude), the Weddell Sea, the Ross Sea and Peter I Island.

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