ABB to supply energy-efficient monitoring system to AIDA

The German-based cruise operator, AIDA will install energy management systems to its entire fleet of 10 vessels
ABB to supply energy-efficient monitoring system to AIDA

ABB has received an order for four energy monitoring and management systems from AIDA, a cruise operator based in Germany. 

The EMMA advisory suite, which helps vessels undertake energy efficient sailing, has already been installed on six of AIDA’s cruise ships and will now be rolled out to the group’s entire fleet. 

ABB says EMMA is a decision-support tool which minimises the overall energy costs for individual vessels and entire fleets. The installation of the SEEMP-compliant system will cover seven categories: propulsion power, propulsion efficiency, vessel trim, hotel and auxiliary power, air condition power per person, specific fuel oil consumption of the main diesel generators and total fuel consumption. By reducing fuel consumption, ABB will allow AIDA to reduce the vessel’s environmental emissions. 

“AIDA is recognised as one of the most environmentally friendly cruise operators and the company sets high demands for the solutions it deploys onboard the vessels. We are pleased that AIDA selected ABB’s EMMA energy monitoring and management system to further improve the environmental footprint of their fleet”, says Heikki Soljama, managing director for ABB’s marine and ports business.

“In order to achieve maximum efficiency, we must approach energy management onboard clinically and scientifically. This is why we installed ABB’s EMMA. The biggest benefit of having such an advanced energy management system onboard is that mathematically analysed key performance indicators are at your fingertips, not only raw data,” says Jens Lassen, Senior Vice President Marine Operations at AIDA Cruises.


by Laura Stackhouse Editor

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