Sustainability in the cruise ship industry


MAN commissioned BUTTING to produce components ready for installation for the cruise ship MS Amadea operated by Phoenix Reisen. MS Amadea appears in the popular German TV series Das Traumschiff (“The Dream Ship”). It is also a pioneer in emission reduction: intelligent product solutions help to sustainably minimise pollutant emissions while maintaining engine performance. The new exhaust system includes selective catalytic reduction functionality. The catalytic converter converts the nitrogen oxides contained in the exhaust gas into water vapour and nitrogen. This process minimises pollutants and ensures efficient ship propulsion.

BUTTING China shipped a prefabricated vessel to Knesebeck. The component for the ship’s new exhaust system was then assembled at the main factory in Knesebeck and individual filter elements were installed. The ready-to-install catalytic converter was transported under special consignment to the cruise ship’s berth. Delivery of the pre-assembled vessels with the filter elements meant that the customer’s strict schedule was met. With the new exhaust system, the cruise ship now meets the strict emission standards for cruises to places such as Norway’s UNESCO protected fjords. BUTTING’s active support for retrofitting, and therefore environmental protection, ensures a sustainable future.


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