First Block of New Luxury Liner Laid
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

MTS (Marine Technology Society)
From its inception in the early 1960's, the Marine Technology Society has embraced a charter of inclusiveness. We support all the components of the ocean community: marine sciences, engineering, academia, industry and government.
    USA Virginia

ISMA - International Ship Managers' Association
ISMA, founded in 1991, is an association of ship and crew managers bound by a strict code of management standards, the ISMA Code.
    United Kingdom

Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators'
The Society is a non-profit making organisation, formed to promote high operating standards and best practices in gas carriers and terminals world-wide. It provides technical advice and support for Members and represents their common interests.
    United Kingdom

IMO - International Maritime Organization
The International Maritime Organization is the United Nations' specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. IMO's work is described in the following headings.
    United Kingdom

First Block of New Luxury Liner Laid


The first of approximately 60 blocks of the new cruise vessel "Radiance of the Seas" for Royal Caribbean International (RCI) was lifted into position in the covered building dock of the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg/Germany (September 1999).

In the presence of the yard´s managing owner Bernard Meyer and director Jochen Zerrahn RCI´s site office manager Captain Kent Ringborn laid the "lucky penny" before the first block of the new ship was lowered down onto the keel blocks by the yard´s 600-ton crane. The block had a weight of almost 600 tons, a length of 20 metres, a breadth of 32.2 metres and an approximate height of 8 metres.

block.jpg (26340 bytes)

The "Radiance of the Seas" is the first of two luxury liners to be built for the new customer RCI. The vessel will have a length overall of 293 metres, develop a speed of more than 24 knots and will be capable of carrying 2500 passengers in 1051 cabins. The ships will set new technical standards: They will be fitted with two podded drives of 360° efficiency comparable to an outboard motor. The propellers will be directly driven by electric motors installed in a pod under the ship´s hull.

Two environmentally friendly gas turbines and one steam turbine will supply the vessel with energy for the propulsion and hotel operation. Due to the special combustion process the nitrogen oxide content of the exhaust gases from the gas-oil operated turbines is very low. Furthermore the exhaust gases from the gas turbines generate steam in the exhaust gas boilers which is then transformed into energy by the steam turbine. Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled to take place early in 2001, the second vessel is due for delivery in the second half of 2002.

More information: Meyer Werft


You may also like:
Trending Technology, World Shipping & Maritime News

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .