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TUI Cruises took delivery of Mein Schiff 4 during a handover ceremony at the Turku Shipyard on 8 May, 2015.
TUI Cruises took delivery of Mein Schiff 4 during a handover ceremony at the Turku Shipyard on 8 May, 2015.

 

Meyer Turku is set to continue churning out cruise ships at a breakneck pace, reports Kauppalehti.

The Turku-based shipyard announced earlier this week it has agreed to build a new century-class cruise ship for TUI Cruises, a joint cruise line venture headquartered in Hannover, Germany. The Mein Schiff 7 cruise ship is to be delivered to its owner during the course of 2023.

TUI Cruises says the cruise ship will be identical to Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2, both of which have a passenger capacity of 2,894 guests. The value of the order is estimated at 500 million euros, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Jan Meyer, the CEO of Meyer Turku, says in a press release that the shipyard is grateful for the opportunity to build another ship to add to TUI Cruises' fleet of “modern and beautiful” Mein Schiffs. The order, he adds, will create jobs not only at the shipyard but also across the entire maritime cluster of Finland.

“This is what we are preparing for with our recruitments and investments,” he comments.

Meyer Turku also reminds that the agreement is still subject to financing, adding that discussions are ongoing with banks and Finnvera, the official export credit agency for Finland.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Roni Lehti – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi

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