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MEYER WERFT and Osram sign agreement

OSRAM to equip cruise ships with innovative lighting

(PresseBox) (Regensburg, ) The agreement between MEYER WERFT and OSRAM covers improvements in energy efficiency and cost savings with innovative lighting solutions, further enhancing the market and innovation leadership of the two companies in ship lighting. An agreement with the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg to cooperate on research projects is expected to provide fresh insights and pioneering developments.

MEYER WERFT, one of the world market leaders in the construction of cruise ships, is applying its considerable know-how in terms of innovative trends and cutting-edge developments in shipbuilding to the area of on-board lighting. OSRAM, as the leading supplier of special marine lighting solutions, develops systems that are tailored for each individual ship. These include LED systems and extensive lighting management systems.

These modern and energy-efficient lighting solutions are already enjoyed by passengers on the AIDAdiva. Two further ships are currently under construction at MEYER WERFT: AIDAbella and Celebrity Solstice for Celebrity Cruises.

Of all the energy used on board modern cruise ships that is not required for propulsion, the lighting systems account for up to 40 percent. With innovative lighting solutions from OSRAM it is possible to save up to 30 percent of the connected load needed for lighting; as the new lighting systems weigh considerably less than their old counterparts the overall weight can be reduced by as much as eight tons. For a cruise ship designed to take 2,500 passengers and equipped with around 50,000 light sources, this translates into a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 3,000 tons per year and annual cost savings of up to US$ 300,000.

And it’s good news for the environment too. OSRAM experts estimate that the total global potential for electrical energy savings on ships is about 20 percent of present consumption – with corresponding reductions in CO2 emissions. The two companies take their responsibility for the environment very seriously indeed. "Our offering is the ideal package for shipbuilders such as MEYER WERFT and their customers looking to improve efficiency and save energy without compromising on the aesthetics of light", said Wolfgang Gregor, Chief Sustainability Officer at OSRAM.

Bernard Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT added: "The lighting solutions from OSRAM and the associated reduction in emissions and energy consumption bring us a whole lot closer to our objective of building "green ships".