Global Dream Reaches Wismar
Hong Kong–German shipbuilding company MV Werften announced that the 216 m long hull of the “Global Dream” arrive safely at its Wismar location after a nearly 50-mile tow.
The midsection of the Global Dream, which was towed from Rostock-Warnemunde will be assembled and fitted out for Dream Cruises at Wismar facility.
“We’re glad that the entire transport procedure – from undocking in Warnemünde to securing in the dock hall – proceeded so smoothly,” said Peter Fetten, CEO of Werften. “The haulage job was a milestone in the production plan. We superbly mastered this vital step today, also thanks to great project partners at our side.
Two oceangoing tugs towed the center section of the “Global Dream” from the Werften Warnemünde location proceeding at a speed of about two knots (just under 2.5 mph) in the Baltic.
After seven hours on the open sea, the midship section arrived at the island of Poel in the Bay of Wismar in the early morning of 23 November. There four more assistance tugs joined the convoy. The passage of 15 nautical miles (17 land miles) into the Port of Wismar lasted about eight hours. The hull reached the Wismar dock hall at about 5.30 p.m. and was then secured.
The entire operation, from the flooding of the Warnemünde dock to the docking in Wismar, took three days.
The “Global Dream” will now be finally assembled in the dock hall in Wismar. After undocking next year, she will be finally fitted out at the recently renovated Quay 4. A 125 m high crane specially acquired for work on the Global Class ships will be used to install for instance deck structures such as a water park and an innovative roller coaster.
The “Global Dream”, the flagship of the Global Class, is designed for the fast-growing Asian market. With her length of 342 m and width of 46 m, she will have a maximum passenger capacity of up to 9,500, which is the world record. The “Global Dream” is due for delivery to Dream Cruises in 2021.