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Cruise Ship Newbuilding Famine Relieved by NCL

Norwegian Cruise Lines New Ship: Photo credit NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) orders new cruise liner from Germany's Meyer Werft with option for a second. The ship's contract price is approximately euro 700 million and the company has export credit financing in place which was arranged and underwritten by KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH of Germany. Delivery is scheduled for delivery in October 2015, and the delivery for the second (optional) ship would be spring 2017. The new ship, at 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger berths, will be larger than the Company's Breakaway class ships currently under construction at Meyer Werft and incorporate many of those vessels' unique design elements and innovations. With the project name "Breakaway Plus," this new vessel will be the largest in NCL's fleet. "Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have garnered significant attention in the marketplace with their innovative design, rich stateroom mix and world-class amenities. Building on that momentum, along with Meyer Werft's expertise and efficiency in the design and construction process, we are extending the excitement and anticipation with a new, larger edition Breakaway Plus class ship to further distinguish the Norwegian brand," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "This new order further solidifies our commitment to continued innovation in terms of the guest experience and will incorporate technical and environmental advances as well."


Royal Caribbean Signs LOI for 158,000 GRT Ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. has signed a letter of intent with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of a new generation of Royal Caribbean International cruise ships.  Developed under the code-name “Project Sunshine,” the new vessel design incorporates new and exciting features that take advantage of the best of Royal Caribbean’s experience and imagination.  The project is a result of over a year of dedicated research and development. 


RCL Signs Letter Of Intent For Two Vessels

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed a letter of intent with Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to build the third and fourth Vantage class vessels. RCL officials said the total contract price for the two ships was $800 million. The deal includes options for two more ships. RCL officials said the vessels, as yet unnamed, are scheduled for delivery in June 2003 and June 2004.


Meyer Werft Wins AIDA Cruise Order

AIDA Cruises placed an approximate euro 630 million ordered for two club ships of a new generation from Papenburg, Germany-based shipyard Meyer Werft. The 68,500-gt, 817 ft. ships will be designed and built to offer 2,030 guests a unique experience, as they are designed to permit a wide range of additional attractions in the areas of entertainment, dining, spa and sport. “With these ships we are progressing our successful AIDA concept,” said Michael Thamm, President of AIDA Cruises


Carnival Orders Two Ships for Aida

Carnival Corporation & plc has ordered two 71,000-ton cruise ships for its AIDA Cruises brand, which caters exclusively to the German-speaking market. These two newbuilds mark six new ships that the German cruise operator has ordered in just the past three years. The 2,174-passenger vessels, which will be built at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard at an all-in cost of €380 million and €385 million, are scheduled to enter service in April 2011 and May 2012, respectively.


Meyer Werft Orders More MAN Diesel & Turbo Power

Graphic rendering of the Breakaway Plus vessel (courtesy Meyer Werft)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Meyer Werft for new cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line to supply its V48/60CR engines with diesel-electric propulsion systems. The ships will be built at Meyer Werft, the cruise liner specialist builder in Papenburg, northern Germany. Norwegian is a longstanding customer of MAN Diesel & Turbo with almost its entire fleet powered by the 48/60 and 58/64 engine types.


Celebrity Cruises Orders Solstice-Class Ship

Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has ordered a fifth big cruise liner from Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The previous contracts for four ships of the Solstice class are now followed by a pre-contract for the construction of a fifth cruise ship. Delivery of the fifth ship is scheduled for the autumn of 2012. The first ship of this class, the Celebrity Solstice, will be delivered in the autumn this year. The other ships will follow at one-year intervals each


ABB Wins Orders Worth $60 Million From Royal Caribbean

Azipod systems will be installed on two new Royal Caribbean cruise ships (Photo: ABB).

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has won orders worth more than $60 million to provide complete power and Azipod ® propulsion systems for two new cruise ships, to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL). The ABB order for the first ship was booked in 2011 and for the second vessel  in the first quarter of 2012. The new ships are the first vessels in Royal Caribbean’s new class of cruise ships


New Scientific Survey Ship to Have Kongsberg Survey Suite

Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff: Image credit Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime to supply a sophisticated survey suite to a vessel being built by Meyer Werft for a consortium of German universities. The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro acoustic aspects of the new build survey vessel 'Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff' (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV 'Sonne', the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities.


LNG Bunkering: SSS Chooses Suitable Ships for Project

The European consortium for Short Sea Shipping (SSS) chooses 8 ships to provide an insight into feasibility of LNG as a bunker fuel. The selection of ships took place in close co-operation between the SSS consortium partners. Both new designs, new buildings as well as existing ships of Wagenborg Shipping, Damen Shipyards Bergum, Meyer Werft & Conoship International were selected. The sizes of these ships vary in length from about 80 meter up to 160 meter and in tonnage from about 2


Meyer Werft Delivers Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway, photo courtesy Meyer Werft

During a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from Meyer Werft after a building period of only 15 months. The ship, the second of two Breakaway Class ships, is being delivered just nine months after the launch of


First GL Approved Oil Mist Separator

Photo: UT99 AG

UT99 AG, a company in the development and manufacture of oil mist separators for crankcase ventilation of combustion engines and for lubricating oil tank vent for turbines, received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approval for its oil mist separator.


ALMACO Wins Several Provision Stores Contracts

Photo: ALMACO

ALMACO has been awarded several Provision Stores contracts, including 2,000 square meters for Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas to be delivered at Meyer Werft in 2015, and Anthem of the Seas expected in 2016. Also, ALMACO will be delivering 2


Latest Global Deep-Sea Shipbuilding Orders

COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard: Image courtesy of COSCO

China shipyards as usual again figure prominently in the weekly round-up of contracts placed in an active market for ocean shipping set out in the latest Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly Bulletin as follows: Dry bulk carriers Sinotrans Shipping have signed contracts for two firm 78


Waterfront Entrance for Norwegian Breakaway

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Norwegian Breakaway, the largest ship ever constructed in Germany, floated out of Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II at the end of February.   The luxury cruise ship will undertake sea trials before her delivery to the owner and passage to her home port of New York by May 7th


Cruise Ship 'Quantum Leap' for Meyer Werft

Cruise liner Quantum lll: Design image courtesy of Meyer Werft

Royal Caribbean Cruises contracts for a third Quantum-class cruise ship to be constructed in the Meyer Werft shipyard. The delivery is for mid-2016 and the price and terms of the new ship are similar to the price and terms of the first two Quantum-class ships, subject to financing conditions


NCL Order Second Meyer Werft Breakaway Plus Cruise Liner

Norwegian Breakaway: Image courtesy of NCL

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) confirms an order for a second “Breakaway Plus” cruise ship from Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany for delivery in spring 2017. Along with the first Breakaway Plus ship, which is scheduled for delivery in October 2015


Latest Global Shipbuilding Contracts

Amongst newbuilding orders in the past week U-Ming Marine Transport of Taiwan continue their Capesize ordering with a firm order for four more 186,000 dwt dry bulk carriers, according to the latest Clarkson Hellas Weekly S+P Report. Dry Bulk: U‐Ming Marine Transport of Taiwan (Far Eastern Group)


Metso to Supply IAMCS for New Royal Caribbean Ships

Photo: Metso

Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany has selected Metso DNA for the Integrated Alarm, Monitoring and Control System (IAMCS) to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's new generation of cruise ships referred to as Project Sunshine. The contract is for three vessels of 167


German Yard to Build Star Cruises Flagship

Image courtesy of Star Cruises

Meyer Werft has been contracted to construct a 150,000 gt cruise ship for Asian operators Star Cruises, although the order is still conditional on financial arrangements. This order will increase the previously threatened shipyard's order book from six to seven large cruise ships up to the year


Ocean-going Ship Newbuildings Round-up

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Activity in Chinese shipyards increased the past week, notably in the dry-bulk carrier market, as workers returned from the 'Golden Week' holidays reports Clarkson Hellas Weekly S&P Bulletin. Dry bulk carriers China Navigation have announced the declaration of another four options of the 39


MARIN Debuts Tug Simulators

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MARIN has upgraded two part task simulators into full tug simulators, which have  been used in training & studies for TOTAL, Port of Rotterdam, Meyer Werft and OLT Toscana, amongst others. For years MARIN’s Nautical Center has made extensive use of full mission bridge simulators


Germany's Meyer Werft Float Out 'Norwegian Getaway'

Norwegian Getaway: Photo courtesy of Meyer Werft

The 146,600-gt cruise ship 'Norwegian Getaway', whose construction has taken just 12 months, has been floated out of Meyer Werft 's covered building dock II for fitting out after tests in the harbour. The new cruise ship's passage down the River Ems towards the North Sea is scheduled to be in the


Fairground Thrill Ride to be Installed on New RCI Cruise Ship

Anthem and North Star: Image credit RCI

The second ship, 'Anthem of the Seas', in the new Quantum class will become the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever to be based in Europe, when it is launched in spring 2015, say owners Royal Caribbean International. The ship's first homeport will be Southampton, UK.


ABB Reports $180 Million from Cruise Builders in 2013

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won orders worth $180 million in 2013 to deliver complete electrical power plants and propulsion systems for six new cruise liners that include its latest-generation Azipod XO units. The orders make 2013 the best-ever year for ABB in cruise


 
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