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Mega passenger ship design order to two Turku firms

Two Finnish firms based out of southwest Turku have signed a major tri-party engineering contract with MW Werften in Germany to design a massive passenger ferry. The contract is the largest Elomatic and Deltamarin have ever entered into, and the finished product will be the largest ship ever built in Germany.

An illustration of the planned Star Cruises ship. Image: Elomatic

Turku-based consultation and engineering companies Elomatic and Deltamarin signed an historic agreement on July 28 to provide design services to the MW Werften shipyard and assist in the construction of one of the largest ships ever built in the world.

The Global Class mega passenger ship will be over 340 metres long, 45 metres wide and features an over 200,000 gross register tonnage. The ship order is an important boost for the entire European high-end shipbuilding industry and is the largest in both Elomatic’s and Deltamarin’s histories.

Both companies will also assist the shipyard during the ship’s construction, and with technical services on the construction site in Germany.

“The engineering contract also makes it easier for Finnish suppliers and turnkey companies to participate in this massive project. It is a boost not only for us, but the whole marine cluster in Finland,” say the two companies’ leaders in their press release.

In total, the project will last almost four years and comprise 860 man-years. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

Delivery to Star Cruises, the third-largest cruise line in the world serving the Asia-Pacific market, is scheduled for 2020.