New Cruise Ship Sea Trials Navis NavDP 4000 System

By George Backwell
Friday, June 27, 2014
Mein Schiff 3: Image courtesy of Navis

Finland headquartered Navis Engineering says that recently completed sea trials by the 99,430 gross tons cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 have confirmed the high performance of its  dynamic positioning (DP) control system, Navis Nav DP4000.

Designed and constructed for TUI Cruises by STX Shipyard in Turku, Finland and delivered in May this year, the 294m long and 36m wide Mein Schiff 3 is to operate in the German premium class cruise market.

The vessel incorporates a number of eco-friendly features, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency, and Navis says that the Mein Schiff 3 consumes around 30% less energy compared with cruise ships of similar sizes.

The Mein Schiff 3 DP control system was designed in close cooperation with TUI Cruises. It features special functions which contribute to substantial fuel reduction, particularly during tendering operations.

About the Company
Navis Engineering Oy, founded in 1992, is a privately owned Finnish manufacturer of dynamic positioning and vessel motion control systems. The company headquarters is located in Vantaa, Finland, where production takes place, while it also has a R&D Centre in St Petersburg, Russia.


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