Elomatic Ltd and Deltamarin Ltd have signed a tri-party engineering contract with shipbuilder MV Werften for the design of Star Cruises’ new Global Class “mega passenger ship,” which, once completed, will be the largest passenger vessel ever built in Germany.
The new cruise liner will measure over 340 meters long, 45 meters wide and have a gross register tonnage of 200,001.
The general arrangement plans for the Global Class cruise ships were completed with Foreship Oy (Foreship) in June following Genting Hong Kong’s purchase
of the MV Werften shipyards in April.
Signed by all parties on July 28, 2016, the contract is the largest in both Elomatic’s and Deltamarin’s histories. It includes large parts of the basic and detailed design of the vessel, and in total represents 860 man-years. The contract value has not been disclosed.
The scope of work for Elomatic and Deltamarin – both based in Turku, Finland – includes engineering for the basic and detail design phases in all engineering disciplines. The two companies will also assist the shipyard during the construction with technical site services.
Elomatic CEO, Patrik Rautaheimo, and Deltamarin Managing Director, Mika Laurilehto, said the engineering contract makes it easier for Finnish suppliers and turnkey companies to participate in the project, which represents a boost for the whole marine cluster in Finland.
Previous cruise ship experience for Foreship, Elomatic and Deltamarin includes the development of the 223,000 gross ton Oasis of the Seas and the 225,000 gross ton Allure of the Seas.
Jarmo Laakso, Managing Director of MV Werften, called the contract signing with Elomatic and Deltamarin a “major milestone” in the delivery schedule of the Global Class series.
The project is expected to last almost four years, with steel cutting set to begin in late 2017 and delivery to Star Cruises scheduled for 2020.