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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Genting Confirms Five-year Shipbuilding Plans

November 14, 2016

  • Global Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN)
  • Rhine Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN)
  • Endeavor Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN)
  • Global Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN) Global Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN)
  • Rhine Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN) Rhine Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN)
  • Endeavor Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN) Endeavor Class vessel (Rendering: Genting Hong Kong / MV WERFTEN)

Genting Cruises has confirmed its build program for the MV WERFTEN shipyard group following the launch of the first Asian luxury cruise ship, Genting Dream, in Singapore, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.

 
Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, stated during the three events that Genting is committed to the long-term development of the cruise industry in Asia. With the rapid growth of the cruise industry in Asia but only a limited number of yards capable of building large cruise ships, Genting has decided to invest in MV WERFTEN to build new cruise ships for its three brands – Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises.
 
The first ships to be built in the next five years include four Rhine Class river cruisers for Crystal River Cruises for delivery in 2017 and 2018, three Endeavor Class 20,000 gross tons exploration yachts for Crystal Yacht Cruises to be delivered in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and two Global Class 201,000 gross tons mega cruise ships for Star Cruises to be delivered in 2020 and 2021.
 
Production at MV WERFTEN will be stepped up after 2021 to produce two Global Class and two Endeavor Class ships a year.
 
“This is excellent confirmation of the ship deliveries by Genting as MV WERFTEN is moving rapidly in basic and detailed design of the Endeavor Class and Global Class ships,” said Jarmo Laakso, Managing Director of MV WERFTEN. “Meanwhile the entire hull of the first two river ships are already completed due for delivery in 2017 and we will be cutting steel for the third and fourth river ships in January of next year for delivery in 2018.”
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