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Norwegian Jewel Completes Retrofitting of New Hybrid Technology

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The Norwegian Jewel will now reduce its air emissions and the ship’s environmental footprint thanks to a new Hybrid Exhaust Gas Scrubber system which has now been installed. Astonishingly it is the first cruise ship in the fleet to have the new technology installed while still operating and sailing cruises. We did have to double check to make sure the ships wasn’t undergoing a dry dock!

Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said:

“Norwegian is firmly dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in environmental protection practices, as well as leading the industry in seeking out technology that makes our ships not only an enjoyable vacation experience, but also ensures that we continuously protect the environment that our guests love to explore.”

Norwegian is the first cruise line to install scrubbers with a state-of-the-art water membranes filtration unit. This sophisticated water cleaning system uses Ultrafiltration technology to clean the recirculated water during the closed loop operation down to clear water.  The by-product is collected and removed in drums.

Norwegian currently has three of ships outfitted with Gas Scrubbers technology, with Norwegian Jewel joining Norwegian Escape and Pride of America. Norwegian Cruise Line is on track to meet its MARPOL Annex VI compliance goal of reducing its global sulfur cap from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent by 2020.

Furthering Norwegian’s commitment to Eco-Smart Cruising, Norwegian Jewel’s sister ships, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem, will complete their scrubber commissioning within the coming weeks with Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Sun scheduled for retrofitting in the first and second quarter of 2017, respectively.

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