SUSTAINABILITY AT SEA

Silver Nova will be one the most sustainable ships ever built. Not only will she feature an innovative mix of the most advanced sustainable technologies, but Silver Nova will be the first hybrid, luxury cruise ship free of local emissions while in port.

 

1) PROGRESS TO CARBON NEUTRAL CONSTRUCTION
In partnership with Meyer Werft Shipyard, Silver Nova was thoughtfully designed and built taking into consideration the carbon footprint of ship construction and creating a path to overall reduction.

2) WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM
Allows the ship to use waste heat in several locations such as in absorption chillers and improve ship's overall energy efficiency.

3) LNG (LIQUID NATURAL GAS)
A cleaner burning fuel, LNG-fueled propulsion systems emit less CO2 and 97% fewer particulates than normal fuel oil used on ships.

4) ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Hydrodynamically optimised hull and propulsion design allow more energy-efficient performance throughout ship's operation.

5) HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS
This hydrogen-based technology will supplement the main power supply and carry the ship’s total hotel load — up to four megawatts — the first large-scale fuel-cell installation at sea in the cruise industry.

6) SHORE POWER
This technology allows to shut down main generators, plug into the onshore energy supply and cut emissions to zero while in port.

7) BATTERY POWER
A bank of batteries supports optimizing the overall ship power system, saving fuel.

8) WASTE TO ENERGY
The newly developed Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) reduces onboard waste volume, resulting in lower incineration emissions.