Germany Readies for Record Cruise Ship Construction
Elomatic and Deltamarin have signed a large scale tri-party engineering contract with MV Werften in Germany for the design of a mega passenger ship.
The Global Class ship for cruise line Star Cruises will be the largest passenger ship ever built in Germany and one of the largest ever built worldwide. It will be over 340 metres (1,115 feet) long, 45 metres (148 feet) wide and have a gross tonnage of 200,001. (The gross tonnage of Oasis of the Seas is 225,282.)
The contract was signed by all parties on July 28 and includes large parts of the basic and detailed design of the vessel. The contract is the largest in both Elomatic’s and Deltamarin’s histories and in total represents 860 man-years. The contract value has not been disclosed.
The project will last almost four years, and delivery to Star Cruises is scheduled for 2020.
The scope of work for Elomatic and Deltamarin includes engineering for the basic and detail design phases in all engineering disciplines. Both companies will also assist the shipyard during the construction with technical site services.
During a recent annual staff meeting in Germany, Genting Hong Kong announced the three shipyards in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bought this April will be named MV Werften and will focus on building large ships. Lloyd Werft, located in Bremerhaven and bought last September, will focus on its prior business of repairs, conversion and building of megayachts.
MV Werften will deliver the first of four luxury Crystal River ships in 2017, the first of a series of 20,000 gross ton Crystal Endeavor Class polar expedition yachts in 2018 and the first of a series of 201,000 gross ton Star Cruises Global Class cruise ships by 2020.
The planned annual output of MV Werften will be stepped up in future years to eventually build two NeoPanamax cruise ships of over 200,000 gross tons each and one Panamax cruise vessel.