Ambitious launching of AIDAnova in the Mayer shipyard

September 2018

On 31st August 2018, the youngest member of the AIDA fleet - the AIDAnova - was launched at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

It was the first time that an AIDA launching ceremony on this scale took place directly in the shipyard. The entertaining program around the launch ceremony reached its peak with the appearance of the famous star DJ David Guetta. The most important part of the launch ceremony of the AIDAnova was of course the launching itself. This part was initiated by an impressive light show. Therefore a total of 520 fixtures were used on and around the ship. Including - the Fusion 2 from EHRGEIZ.

The conception and realization of the impressive show was done by phase7 performing.arts under the direction of Sven Sören Beyer. In collaboration with Björn Hermann Lichtdesign a breathtaking light show was created. Vivica Seybold in collaboration with Jasper Poensgen Projetcs and the agency EAST END Communications were responsible for the implementation on the side of AIDA Cruises. The technical realization was done by Ambion.

Björn Hermann choosed the new Fusion 2 by EHRGEIZ with a reason. A total of 100 pieces of the intelligent light bar were placed on the ship. Björn Hermann was particularly impressed by the output, the flexibility and the narrow beam angle of 6 degrees.

"Since many of my projects are taking place outside, I am always looking for products that have with an IP65 classification. At the Prolight + Sound 2018 I saw the Fusion 2 and already thought that I may could use it for the launch ceremony oft he AIDAnova - what impressed me very much is the enormous output, the narrow beam angle and the good color mixing. Looking forward to use this fixture again." Björn Hermann, lighting designer.

Axel Fischer, Senior Management at EHRGEIZ, is ver happy with the great response regarding the Fusion 2 and is already looking forward to the upcoming projects.

"We are very happy that Fusion 2 is so well accepted by lighting designers and event companies equally. It refelcts, that we are on the right track with our product development and I am pleased that the Fusion 2 was used at the AIDAnova launching . At the same time, I am already looking forward to upcoming projects with the Fusion 2."

The Fusin 2 is now on stock and available for rental.

Pictures: Manfred H. Vogel