In conjunction with their commitment to the Eco-Smart Cruising program and eco-friendly practices, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the successful completion of the installation of their new Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems. Norwegian Pearl and Gem are the lucky ships that received the new technology.
Norwegian was the first cruise line to retrofit a ship with a Scrubber Hybrid system while it was in service, with the installment of Jewel‘s system in early September. Five scrubbers are installed, one per engine, to cover the entire propulsion system. Collectively, they are capable of reducing the emission of sulfur into the air up to 99 percent, and also reduce 85 percent particulate emission into the air.
The cruise line now has five ships outfitted with the technology, with Gem and Pearl joining Jewel, Escape, and Pride of America. Norwegian’s upcoming ship for the Chinese market, Norwegian Joy, will also feature the hybrid scrubber technology. Soon, all Jewel-class ships will have it, with Jade slated to round out the class’ installment early next year. Norwegian Sun will also complete her installation later next year.