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French shipping company is building a green cruise ship

French shipping company Ponant is building a concept that will make emission-free cruising possible in the near future. Although it is still looking for a suitable shipyard to carry out the advanced construction, the company is already confident that the ship will brave the ocean before the end of the decade.
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The zero-emission cruise ship was developed as part of Ponant's Swap2Zero program and is expected to be launched in 2030. The ship combines more than six technologies for emission-free cruising. Something that, in their own words, has never been done before in the industry.

For example, the eco-cruiser, which spans an impressive 181 meters, is equipped with an innovative system that will extract approximately 50 percent of its power from the wind. In addition, the yacht will also be equipped with more than 10.000 square meters of solar panels and other solar energy installations that can capture energy from the sun. 

In addition to high-end cruising, also a research platform

The green ethos will even extend to shipbuilding itself. For example, the equipment and materials used will be selected based on an analysis of their life cycle to reduce pollution and waste. In addition, in addition to its guests, the ship will also accommodate researchers involved in the development of climate-neutral initiatives.