New "Millennium" Begins

Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Alstom's Chantiers de l'Atlantique delivered the Millennium cruise ship to Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The new ship is the largest passenger ship ever built in France, and is significant in that it is the first to feature gas turbines (General Electric make) and steam turbine as its main propulsion. In fact, facing increased scrutiny from environmental concerns, companies such as Royal Caribbean are striving to ensure the environmental "friendliness" of their vessels. To this end, Millennium is the first cruise ship that has earned the Clean Design label by Det Norske Veritas. Its propulsion package is also comprised of a Mermaid podded propulsion system, jointly developed by Alstom and Kamewa. The 294-m ship - which was designed and built in just 27 months - is designed to accommodate up to 2,450 passengers in 1,019 cabins.

Offshore

New Offshore Gangway Launched at ONS

The new Barge Master Gangway will be presented at the joint booth of Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth during the international offshore trade exhibition ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) in Stavanger.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

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STX to Slash Jobs, Sell Yard

To stay above water by restructuring, South Korean Shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. plans to lay off about a third of its workforce and sell a yard in France, says a report in WSJ.

Cruise Ship Trends

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Orders Two Vessels

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MV WERFTEN, Foreship Sign Design Agreements

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Vard Bags Hapag-Lloyd Cruises contract for 2 Vessels

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured contracts

 
 
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