The ‘MSC Granciosa’, the largest ship of MSC Cruises, will enter service on October 31 and will introduce a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR) and an advanced wastewater treatment system (AWT) to improve environmental management.
The ship, which will be baptized in Hamburg on November 9, will have an SCR system that helps reduce nitrogen oxide by 90% through advanced active emission control technology, the company explains. Nitrogen oxide from engine operations will be conducted through a catalyst, a high density device made of noble metals, and will convert them into nitrogen and water, both harmless compounds.
The ‘MSC Grandiosa’ will incorporate two advanced environmental management systems
The ship will also be equipped with a next-generation AWT system. Through a very fine filtration, the wastewater of the ‘MSC Grandiosa’ will undergo a comprehensive purification process that will transform it into a quality close to the city’s drinking water.
The system complies with the regulations required in the Baltic Sea and treats wastewater with a higher standard than most waste regulations in cities around the world.
The next flagship of MSC Cruises will therefore adhere to the strictest environmental standards in the world established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This will also allow ‘MSC Grandiosa’ to be certified to operate in geographic areas with additional regulations such as the Baltic Sea and Alaska.