Knud E Hansen highlights how its new expedition cruise ship design is ‘looking beyond Covid-19’
In a Linkedin post to highlight a video of the Phoenix World Village design, the company said, “Looking beyond Covid-19, Knud E Hansen has brought together leading experts to manage disease prevention and anti-bacterial control, state-of-the-art facilities and protocols, in conjunction with high-efficiency HVAC systems and related airborne and surface-disinfection technology for a ship that is safe, clean and efficient.”
It explained that the design appeals to the “growing eco-tourism segment that aims to travel the world while minimising their carbon footprint and local pollution in protected areas.” The combination of low-sulphur diesel and a large battery bank sees to this.
Expedition cruise ship design Phoenix World Village features an “unconventional” layout with separate forward and aft accommodation blocks on either side of an open deck featuring public spaces, several small restaurants with outdoor seating, a pool and jogging area. Additional public spaces include multiple restaurants, lounges, bars, a café, library, card room, games room, spa and fitness area, sun deck, and a ‘one-of-a-kind’ observation lounge overlooking the engineroom. The vessel also features a large tender garage for stowing zodiacs and other expedition equipment that can be easily launched from the aft tender station.
Cruise industry healthcare and medical operations company Vikand’s Hygensea solution for disinfecting air and surfaces will be installed throughout the vessel by means of an addition to the HVAC system. The technology uses hydroxyl technology, replicating outdoor air in an indoor environment. “In addition to greatly improved air quality, significant fuel savings will also be achieved through reduced thermal loads”, the statement said.
Hvacon Marine Systems is providing energy savings through enhanced HVAC engineering and electrical power distribution. Its new Hvacon Force System is a 100% natural product, which reduces electrical resistance, thereby saving energy. Furthermore, the system reduces harmonic disturbance and electrical heat up to 30%.
Halton is also involved. Knud E Hansen said the company “develops and provides safe solutions for cabins and public spaces using HEPA technology, isolation solutions, galley hoods and central vacuum cleaning to ensure clean air throughout the vessel”.
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