Keel laid for methanol-ready Mein Schiff 7

A keel laying ceremony has been held for the methanol-ready cruise ship, Mein Schiff 7.

As previously reported, the vessel, which is being built at the Meyer Turku yard, is the last in the Mein Schiff series for TUI Cruises.

Representatives from Meyer Turku, TUI Cruises and classification society DNV were all present at the ceremony which took place at the Finnish shipyard on Tuesday (21 March).

Mein Schiff 7 will use low-emission marine diesel oil (sulphur content: 0.1%) and will be equipped with catalysts (which reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide by about 75%) and with shore power connection,’ said Wybcke Meier, CEO of TUI Cruises.

‘In addition, the ship will be built in such a way that it can run on methanol and in the future on green methanol, which makes the use of the ship almost carbon neutral.

Image Meyer Turku

Rhys Berry