Hurtigruten's cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen is seen in the sea near Ulsteinvik, Norway July 1, 2019. Hurtigruten/Handout via Reuters
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The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said Monday.While the engines run mainly on marine gasoil, the ship's battery pack enables it to run solely on batteries for around 45 to 60 minutes under ideal conditions, Hurtigruten Chief Executive Daniel Skjeldam told Reuters.The company estimates that the battery pack will reduce fuel consumption and save about 20 percent in carbon dioxide emissions, compared to if the ship was operating on marine gasoil alone."We expect a revolution on battery technology for ships, we expect batteries to be lighter, more effective, and we've set aside extra room for more batteries to be installed when battery packs become more effective," Skjeldam said.He added that the second hybrid cruise ship the company has on order, to be delivered later this year, will have a battery pack with twice the capacity of the Roald Amundsen.
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