Date: April 22, 2016

Callenberg and Carnival Maritime take the prize at Shippax 2016 for reduced environmental footprint on AIDA ships

Callenberg Technology Group and Carnival Maritime have been awarded the 2015 Shippax Eco-Award. The award is based on the proven delivery of substantial energy savings and reduced environmental footprint for cruise vessels AIDAvita and AIDAaura. 

The energy conservation project covered modifications of the ships HVAC* plant, one of the largest energy consumers on a cruise ship. On both ships, Callenberg deployed their True Demand™ automation technology, which responds to the continually changing ventilation demands on-board. In addition to delivering direct energy savings, the crew can constantly monitor and verify the status of each controlled unit, energy consumption, actual temperatures & pressures remotely.

“We are exceptionally proud of this award and grateful towards Carnival Maritime and AIDA for giving us the opportunity. Yet again, the industry recognises Callenberg as a leader in developments for the future of ship optimisation and Carnival Maritime as a leader in energy savings that reduces the environmental footprint. Our strategy of continuous innovation provides results for our customers and their reputation in a highly demanding industry” said Per-Erik Larsson, Sales Director, Callenberg Technology Group

The prestigious award was accepted at the 14th Annual Ferry Shipping Conference on April 13th, 2016 on-board M/V Silja Symphony.

“Our ships spend almost half of their time at the harbours of major metropolitan areas. The fact that we have managed to reduce emissions considerably, both at sea and in port is extremely important to AIDA Cruises.” said Sebastian Sala, Head of Innovation and Energy Management at Carnival Maritime. He added, “The high level of trust and respect between the turn-key supplier Callenberg and Carnival Maritime as well as the strong cooperation between Callenberg's project technicians as well as AIDAvita's and AIDAaura’s crew, were huge success factors. A big thanks goes to Callenberg's project management for the quality of work and precise scheduling.”

* Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

From L-R: Jonny Alexandersson, Project Manager, Callenberg, Sebastian Sala, Project owner Carnival Maritime and Per-Erik Larsson, Sales Director, Callenberg

AIDAaura, courtesy of Carnival Maritime

ABOUT Callenberg Technology Group:

Callenberg Technology Group, part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. Located in 12 countries, Callenberg is an international provider of Insulation, HVAC and Electrical Energy Management technologies for the maritime, offshore & energy markets. Our advanced and innovative technologies support customers to be more competitive. Last year alone, our trademarked energy saving technology saved 250 million kwh for owners worldwide. This adds up to a combined annual saving of 50 000 tonnes bunker oil and 160 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

ABOUT Carnival Maritime:

Carnival Maritime is the marine service unit for the Costa Group, Europe’s leading Cruise Company. This unit bundles competences and best practices in the area of marine operations to achieve the highest safety and effciciency standards in the cruise industry for the fleet of the Costa Group, which currently includes 26 cruise ships of the brands Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA Cruises. Carnival Maritime combines the company’s expertise in the areas of marine, technology, health, environmental protection and security for the Costa Group in Hamburg. The unit was founded in 2015, and employs 150 specialists.



Philip Bannerman

Vice President Innovation, Strategy & Communication
Callenberg Technology Group

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Claire Ramstad

Communications Manager
Callenberg Technology Group

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