MEYER WERFT handed over its newest cruise ship, the Silver Nova, to the shipping company Silversea Cruises (Monaco/Miami). Thanks to the innovative fuel concept, the Silver Nova is one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships in the world.
Before being handed over in Eemshaven, the Silver Nova has proven its seaworthiness in technical and nautical sea trials and has successfully completed extensive tests. The ship is 243 meters long, 30 meters wide and has room for 728 passengers.
“We are very pleased to deliver another ship with the Silver Nova that will set new standards on the way to climate-neutral cruising. With the propulsion system, a combination of LNG, fuel cell system and batteries, the ship has the best possible measures to reduce emissions," says Jan Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT.
A fuel cell system will be used on board in addition to the LNG machines and will later be able to supply all hotel operations. Pollutant emissions during lay times in the port are thus completely avoided. In addition, a battery system increases the overall efficiency of the ship by absorbing peak loads, thereby significantly reducing fuel consumption. A newly developed Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) converts waste on board into thermal energy, further increasing the ship's efficiency.
For the first time at Silversea, Nova Class ships will feature a horizontal layout and an innovative asymmetrical design, with public spaces and suites spanning the entire length of the ship. As a result, guests experience an unprecedented open design of the ship towards the water and the destinations.