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Europa 2 First Cruise Ship to be Awarded EDDI Certification

Hapag-Lloyd’s, Europa 2 has become the first cruise ship in the world to be awarded independent EDDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) certification by Germanischer Lloyd.

The positive result of the assessment is a real testament to the luxury vessel’s energy efficiency.

Europa 2’s certification shows that CO2 emissions produced are lower than average for the industry’s global fleet currently in service. Dr Jörg Lampe from Systems Engineering and Risk Management at Germanischer Lloyd said “the vessel emits 31% less CO2 than all other cruise ships of a similar size.”

Karl Pojer, Chief Executive of Hapag-Lloyd said “The EUROPA 2 does not only set the highest, 5-star-plus standards in terms of its design, accommodation and dining facilities, its technical features are also first rate, ensuring that resources are conserved as much as possible.”

Europa 2 is no stranger to world first’s, she is also the world’s first cruise ship to be fitted with an SCR catalytic converter, this reduces nitrogen oxide emission by almost 95%. Her optimised hull and water treatment technology also ensures that resources are not over used. She is certainly a positive role model for the cruise industry.

The Energy Efficiency Design Index was developed by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish a uniform global benchmark for the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of ships.

Europa 2 is one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world and the latest addition to the Hapag-Lloyd fleet. Launched in 2013, Europa 2 joined the Hapag-Lloyd fleet as the line’s second luxury-focussed flagship and she has certainly not disappointed. She offers itineraries taking in the very best of the Mediterranean, Asia and the Arabian Peninsula.

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