Power Up Logos Hope - Overview
Logos Hope was launched in 2009 and already more than 2.5 million visitors have come aboard in over 40 countries. Over three million books were purchased and thousands more have been given away. However, new maritime laws combined with the risks associated with running the two older generators on board are forcing the ship to be taken out of service temporarily to conduct a major refit on board.
The Power Up Logos Hope project will involve the replacement of two generators, the main electrical switchboard and the installation of a new Heat Recovery System. The €7.7 million / $10 million project is vital to the continued service of Logos Hope. The following factors make this project essential:
- Replacement – the generators are 40 years old and insufficient to fully power Logos Hope.
- Sustainability – the new generators will be more economical to run, saving €210,000 / $275,000 per year.
- Efficiency – the Heat Recovery System will facilitate the recycling of excess heat, saving an additional €145,000 / $185,000 per year.
- Safety – new maritime law requires increased levels of electrical capacity on board, both for daily operations as well as for backup power. If any of the ship’s generators break down, the ship will not be permitted to sail on until it is repaired.