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LNG Cruise Ships Ordered

Durban’s 90-year-old

Dry Dock

Set for Repair (Photo: Transnet National Ports Authority)

Carnival Corp., ever the innovator on MOU with Meyer Werft and Fincantieri vessels will use LNG to generate 100

The 35-meter-long, 900 ton out- the global cruise ship market, last month S.p.A for nine new ship orders between percent of the ship’s power both in port er caisson at the Prince Edward

Graving dock in Durban will be announced that its Costa Cruises Italian 2019 and 2022. Construction of the two and on the open sea, an industry-? rst in- undergo a $2.4 million refurbish- brand placed orders for two new cruise new ships for AIDA Cruises will take novation to reduce exhaust emissions.

ment project over the next four ships with Germany’s Meyer Werft to place at Meyer Werft’s shipbuilding fa- Each new cruise ship will exceed months. build four next-generation cruise ships cility in Papenburg, Germany, while the 180,000 gross tons, offering more than with the largest guest capacity in the two new ships for Costa Cruises will 2,600 passenger cabins and 5,200 lower

The 90-yer-old Prince Edward world. The announcement follows one be built at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in berths to comfortably accommodate a

Graving Dry Dock in Durban, from Carnival in June indicating that the Turku, Finland (pictured above), with total capacity of 6,600 guests. According which is owned and operated by other two ships included in this multibil- deliveries expected in 2019 and 2020. to Carnival, a major part of its new ship

Transnet National Ports Author- lion dollar contract are destined for its Perhaps more signi? cant is the fact design involves making more ef? cient ity (TNPA), will undergo a $2.4

German AIDA Cruise brand. The four- these four newbuilds will be the ? rst use of the ship’s spaces, which includes million repair project on its outer ship contract with Meyer Werft is part of in the industry to be powered at sea by multifunctional common areas and plans caisson over the next four months, a larger previously announced strategic lique? ed natural gas (LNG). These new for more personal space.

marking the third and ? nal phase of a repair program on the structure, which was deemed unsafe and in need of repair due to the dry dock’s

Horizon Delivers age and general need for mainte- nance.

TNPA appointed Durban-based

Towboat to FMT engineering ? rm Channel Con- struction as the successful bidder

Horizon Shipbuilding delivered an 80-ft. inland after a competitive tender process river towboat, the M/V Michael Akiu #86, to Florida in which the company satis? ed all

Marine Transporters. Inc. (FMT) of Mandeville, La. technical, BBBEE and price evalu-

The 2,100 hp M/V Michael Akiu #86 is the ? nal ation criteria. Channel Construc- vessel for FMT as part of a order for three 80’ X tion will work closely with man- 33’ X 10.5-ft. twin propeller towboats awarded to aging contractor, Sebata Group, the a Bayou La Batre, Ala. shipyard in 2013. The which is overseeing the project,

Project Manager for the construction of the M/V with technical expertise and qual-

Michael Akiu #86, Mike Sims, has delivered the ity assurance provided by a team three 80-foot vessels on-time. The shipyard has also including KwaZulu-Natal’s only delivered several 140-footand 120-foot inland river naval architecture ? rm, Naval Af- towboats over its eight-year relationship with FMT. rica.

M/V Michael Akiu #86 (Photo: Horizon Shipbuilding) (Photo: Meyer Werft) 10 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2015

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