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CMIH Signed a Building Contract for (4+6) Expedition Cruise Ships
Time:05-05-2017      Publisher:Admin

April 17th, 2017, CHINA MERCHANTS INDUSTRY HOLDINGS CO., LTD and SUNSTONE SHIPS, INC. have signed a Building Contract for the construction of four expedition cruises with options for an additional six cruises in Paris. It’s the first important step for CMIH enter into the luxury cruises market.

Basic design will be provided by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS as the following Hull dimensions and Characteristics: Length Overall :104.3m, Breadth mld :18.4m, speed 15.5 konts, Classification society: BV, it can accommodate 254 peoples included 160 passengers and 94 crews, the vessel will equip advanced electrical propulsion and control system. It has unique technical advantages for ship design、interior arrangement, noise control, comfortable level ,energy consumption and so on.

During the offshore market downturn and oil prices remain low, CMIH full study, develop and distribute the cruise market, as the concept “From simple to difficult, from small to large”, based on effort for half year, CMIH won owner's trust and signed the building contract finally.

As we all know, the cruise belongs to high-tech field of ship construction. Now only a few European shipyards can build cruise ships and make a profit. In order to avoid the short on cruise ship design and construction, CMIH will combine and cooperate with foreign well-known design and construction management company, at the same time relying on the opportunity to found China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center, CMIH will recruit high-end talent form the field of luxury cruise design and construction to joint train the team for design and construction in worldwide, so as to make a foundation to build large cruise ships in the future.