MV WERFTEN orders TMC compressors for Star Cruises ships

28 June 2017 – International marine compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has won a contract from MV WERFTEN to supply a complete compressed air system to two cruise ships the German shipyard group is building for Genting Hong Kong’s Star Cruises.

Under the contract, TMC will manufacture and deliver 4 x 85 KW marine compressors as well as 4 x RD600 air driers to each of the two cruise ships. The equipment will be delivered to MV WERFTEN’s yard in Wismar, Germany, where the cruise ships are being built.

The contract value is undisclosed.

MV WERFTEN is currently constructing two “Global Class” cruise ships for Star Cruises. With a registered tonnage (RT) of 204,000 tons each and over 340 metres length, the ships will be among the largest on the market and can accommodate more than 5,000 passengers spread across 20 decks and 2,400 cabins. The ships are scheduled for delivery in 2020 and 2021.

“Any equipment supplier to the maritime industries would be proud to deliver technology to what will be the world’s largest cruise ships in terms of passenger capacity. TMC is no different. We have an extensive track record of deliveries to cruise vessels, but it is always exciting – and a stamp of approval – to be able to participate in major projects such as this,” says Per Kjellin, managing director of TMC.

TMC is the world’s leading supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use. The company is a thoroughbred supplier of marine compressors, based on 40 years’ heritage in the marine and offshore industries. The company is headquartered in Oslo, with sales and service offices all over the world.

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For more information, please contact:

Sandra Ness, marketing manager, Tamrotor Marine Compressors, tel: 918 25 005, email: sness@tmc.no

 

 

ABOUT TMC Compressors

TMC is the world’s leading supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use. The company is a thoroughbred supplier of marine compressors, based on 40 years’ heritage in the marine and offshore industries. The company is headquartered in Oslo, with sales and service offices all over the world. For more information see www.tmc.no

 

About MV WERFTEN

MV WERFTEN comprises of three shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) and has some of the largest docks and covered fabrication facilities in Europe. The yards are located in a region with an excellent transportation and logistics infrastructure and have direct access to the Baltic Sea. Further investments in a laser thin-plate welding line, cabin manufacturing, state-of-the-art software and other automation will be made to make MV WERFTEN one of the most efficient cruise ship builders in the world. In their 70-year history, the three shipyards have designed, produced and fitted out around 2,500 sea-going newbuilds, including two AIDA cruise vessels, Premicon river cruise vessels and Stena Line ferries. MV WERFTEN, headquartered in Wismar, is constantly investing in innovation and new technologies as well as employee training to guarantee excellent “made in MV” quality.

 

About Genting Hong Kong Limited (“Genting Hong Kong”)

Genting Hong Kong is a leading corporation principally engaged in the business of cruise and cruise related operations along with leisure, entertainment and hospitality activities.

As a pioneer in the Asian cruise industry, Genting Hong Kong took on the bold initiative to grow the Asia-Pacific as an international cruise destination with the founding of Star Cruises, “The Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia”, in 1993. In 2015, to further expand its cruise portfolio in the region, Genting Hong Kong launched Dream Cruises, “Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line” to cater to the Asian luxury market. The same year, Genting finalized the acquisition of Crystal Cruises, recognized as “The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line” to extend Genting Hong Kong’s reach in the global up-scale market. Genting bought three shipyards in Germany in 2016, collectively known as “MV Werften”, to build cruise ships up to 200,000 gross tons for its three cruise brands, following the purchase of Lloyd Werft the previous year which specializes in building Megayachts and other newbuilds.

Genting Hong Kong’s investment in iconic Singapore nightlife brand Zouk – a world-class entertainment institution and trendsetter in Asia’s dance music scene, and perennial top-ten fixture in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs global poll – further diversifies the company’s appeal to a younger and more dynamic clientele.

Photocredit: MV Werften