SeaDream Innovation: A Mega-Yacht With The Environment In Mind

  1. Jeremy
  2. June 6, 2019 3:47 pm

SeaDream Innovation: A Mega-Yacht With The Environment In Mind

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When it’s complete, SeaDream Innovation will be the world’s most advanced hybrid ship. The company behind the majestic ship has just received a grant of USD $1.8 million from Enova, an organization owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment that champions environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy.

“We are extremely grateful that Enova supports our environmental efforts. Without this solid support from Enova, this would not have been possible,” said Atle Brynestad, owner of SeaDream. “We are proud to contribute to the cruise industry by taking the lead in developing more environmentally friendly vessels that will also sail with the Norwegian flag. We are committed to having a positive impact on the environment, our employees, our guests, our suppliers and the places we visit. In the future, we all need to make a positive contribution to our environment and the local communities we visit, so guests can continue experiencing different local communities and enjoying the fantastic nature while using local services and making local purchases where possible.”

SeaDream Innovation will be fitted with a large battery pack of close to 4 MWh, which facilitates no-emission, silent-sailing for nearly three hours with no disturbance to oceanic wildlife. The hybrid system will lower local emissions by supporting the diesel generators in “peak shaving mode”, and thus reducing fuel consumption. Because of this system, the yacht will be able to sail to sensitive areas such as the Norwegian fjords and along the ice edge leading to the North Pole.

The luxury yacht will also have an “Organic Rankine Cycle” machine that takes waste heat from the engines and converts it to electricity. This can produce up to 150 kW of electrical power — which would otherwise have been wasted energy — and instead reduces fuel consumption and results in lower emissions.

Port-dependant, SeaDream Innovation can plug into electrical grids around the world by using a multi-voltage shore connection system that reduces local pollution anywhere in the world. The magnificent mega-yacht has four contemporary diesel engines and a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for lowering nitrous oxide emissions to the most stringent IMO rules.

SeaDream believes in authentic experiences that help patrons enjoy the world’s beautiful natural beauty while preserving its resources and promoting sustainability and responsible travel.

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