Storylines, an environmentally conscious private residence ship, is collaborating with Carrier, the global leader of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions
To help meet the revolutionary air quality standards of its Clean Air Program for the residential cruise ship MV Narrative, Storylines is collaborating with Carrier on a broad range of solutions to provide comfort, air quality, safety and security. Renowned as a provider of large capacity heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system solutions, high in efficiency, robust in reliability and superior in indoor air quality, Carrier will provide state of the art HVAC and automation systems that integrate with other shipboard systems and help to deliver healthy, safe, efficient and productive indoor environments.
"Carrier is among the most reputable HVAC providers in the maritime industry," said Storylines project manager Dr. Paul Read. "The cruise ship industry learned some hard lessons about indoor air quality in the Covid-19 pandemic. As a liveaboard cruise line, we have a unique opportunity to set a new standard so we chose a partner that could help us meet our ambitious goals."
In addition to HVAC, Storylines is leveraging Carrier’s life safety expertise to deploy leading edge fire safety, security and surveillance solutions. Onity will be providing electronic door locks for the residential ship allowing residents to unlock their home at sea with ease as they approach the door. These e-Locks feature optimal efficiency and flexibility providing touchless access for credentialed security areas using a secure mobile key on a smartphone. For fire safety on MV Narrative, Autronica will be providing advanced solutions for fire detection and safety management, whereas Marioff will be providing efficient HI-FOG high pressure water mist sprinklers and fire suppression system. These solutions are optimized for cruise ships and are designed according to IMO Safe Return to Port standards and the Marine Equipment Directive (MED).
Carrier will engage with Storylines for its MV Narrative ship to provide consultative design services. Carrier will analyze the unique needs of a private residence ship and help Storylines in developing concepts, strategies for efficient operations and a healthy ship accordingly.
"Storylines is an innovative new brand and we are pleased to be working closely with them in developing and building their MV Narrative, which will be a unique residence ship," said Rajan Goel, Senior Vice President, Building Solutions Group, Carrier. "Carrier has a long history of providing innovative solutions and services for ships and buildings. We are excited to assist Storylines in providing these solutions to enable healthy homes at sea that are comfortable, safe and secure."
Storylines is creating an environmentally sustainable ocean residence and a way of life that is attracting adventure seekers looking for immersive cultural experiences on a global scale. With more than 500 apartments on a continuously circumnavigating vessel, resident owners travel the world from the comfort of home. As conscientious global citizens, residents spend an average of three to five days in each port and give back to local communities. Experiential learning is integrated into curated itineraries and immersive shore excursions.