Peace Boat and DNV GL signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a partnership to develop the Ecoship cruise ship.

Peace Boat and DNV GL signed the MOU at SMM

Peace Boat and DNV GL signed the MOU at SMM

The deal, signed at SMM in Hamburg, means the partners will work together on the design, construction and operation phases of Peace Boat’s Eco ship and its sustainable development goals.

“It’s very special to work with a customer, who is so in tune with the values of DNV GL. Their emphasis on sustainability, achieved through innovative approaches and the smarter use of technology, matches our own – and this project could be a great showcase for the industry. It is a privilege to be part of this,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime.

Pease Boat aims for the vessel to incorporate the latest environmentally friendly technologies and off a transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Architectural naval design company Oliver Design has based the Ecoship design on biophilic principles.

The Ecoship design incorporates masts to harness wind energy for propulsion, solar panel-covered sails and a 6,000m2 top-deck solar farm.

As well as a closed-loop water system to reuse, purify and re-purpose water and waste heat recovery systems where it is hoped that 80% of the energy normally lost in the air and in the water can be reclaimed for use.

By Alice Mason