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Cable manufacturer Helkama Bica wins Meyer Turku cooperation partner of the year award 

Helkama Bica, the Finnish cable manufacturer, has won the cooperation partner of the year award of Meyer Turku, the Finnish shipbuilder, Helkama Bica said in a statement.

“Helkama has shown to Meyer Turku that it is a flexible and cost-conscious companion, which offers quality products and ‘we can do it’ attitude plus excellent, personalised customer service,” Meyer Turku was cited by Helkama Bica as saying.

“All these qualities are valued highly at the shipyard, particularly in the years to come, when our orderbook wil keep us and our suppliers busy.”

The award is an annual tradition of the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg and the event was held in Warnemunde in Germany, where a large number of suppliers and contracors had gathered for the latest event. Meyer Turku shipyard attended the event for the second year in a row.

Meyer Turku has a supplier and contractor network of almost 2,000 companies and about 800 of them have staff working on newbuildings under construction at the shipyard.

Scanship wins AWP system retrofit contract for Corinthian

Scanship Holding ASA, through its subsidiary Scanship AS, has been awarded a retrofit contract by Grand Circle Corporation to deliver and install a Scanship AWP system on the MV Corinthian.

The cruise ship, originally built and launched in Italy 1990, is operated by Grand Circle Cruise Line.

The Scanship system when installed, will purify all grey and black water according to IMO Marpol MEPC 227(64) including chapter 4.2 for special area where also nitrogen and phosphorus will be removed.

The retrofit will take place at the shipyard Naval Roche in Lisbon during the fall of 2018.

"We are thrilled to work with Grand Circle Cruise Line to upgrade this ship to the highest effluent standard for wastewater discharge. Their commitment for cleaner oceans with investing in advanced wastewater purification technology conveys a strong message and lines out a new environmental standard for this segment of the cruise industry", says CEO Henrik Badin in a statement.


MKN wins North Germany's 'Export Oscar'

MKN has been presented with the Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award, "North Germany's Export Oscar", for its intensive international activities and outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in foreign trade.

The premium manufacturer of professional cooking technology came out on top as triumphant winner among a select group of renowned companies from Lower Saxony. The award was presented to MKN during the Hannover Fair by Dr. Bernd Althusmann, Minister for Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalization in Lower Saxony, on 25 April 2018.

The Foreign Trade Award, which is presented annually, recognizes outstanding performances in international trade.

MKN has been developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art professional cooking technology for more than 70 years. Over 500 employees work at the company headquarters in Wolfenbüttel alone. MKN is one of the leading premium manufacturers of professional cooking equipment. As one of the so-called "hidden champions", this enterprising, privately owned business has made it into the group of international top ranked companies in this industry thanks to innovative appliances, a worldwide reputation for providing top quality products and the company's long-term orientation.

MKN's domestic sales have more than doubled in the last decade. Export activities have developed even more dynamically and the intensive strategy of international expansion during the last 15 years has resulted in exports now accounting for 60 % of total sales. Within a relatively short period of time MKN has therefore undergone a successful transformation from a strong domestic market oriented manufacturer into a global player.

MKN products are now sold in around 100 countries around the world. Whether in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai with the world's highest restaurant, in the Sydney Opera House or on the Queen Mary 2 liner, chefs around the globe put their trust in MKN. Cooking technology made in Wolfenbüttel is at home in numerous renowned starred restaurants, top hotels worldwide as well as large scale catering operations such as airport catering facilities, universities and hospitals.

DNV GL and Meyer Turku sign class contract for Royal Caribbean’s two ICON Class vessels

Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland and the classification society DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Royal Caribbean International’s ICON Class vessels. The contract covers two vessels with delivery scheduled for 2022 and 2024.

“It is a proud day for DNV GL to have been entrusted with the classification of the first vessels of the new ICON Class,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. “These ships are set to push the envelope of what we can expect from a modern cruise vessel in terms of environmental performance, and we are looking forward to supporting Royal Caribbean and Meyer Turku to realise a successful delivery.”

The details of the design for the ICON Class vessels demonstrate Royal Caribbean’s commitment to using the most advanced technologies available to reduce the ships’ environmental impact. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is envisioned as the primary fuel for the new vessels, which would dramatically reduce or even eliminate emission of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulphur oxide (SOX) and particulates, as well as cutting carbon dioxide (CO2). The ICON Class will also introduce fuel cell technology, which in combination with hull air lubrication means that the ships could potentially be some of the most fuel efficient cruise vessels ever constructed.  

“To have been chosen to be part of this innovative project is a huge win for our entire global cruise team,” says Paal Johansen, Global Cruise Ship Director, DNV GL – Maritime. “This signing shows that Royal Caribbean trusts us to deliver on their most ambitious project yet, and it is a testament to the strong relationship between Meyer Turku, our local office in Finland and our wider network of cruise experts. Following on from the delivery of the Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever built, we look forward to continuing to deliver on our promise to provide the best service and deep technical expertise.”

The final concept for the first vessel is currently being discussed, and the concept design phase is expected to start this spring. The initial building phase of the first ship will begin next year, with keel laying planned for October 2019.

Trimline completes another Seabourn refit in six days on Quest

Interior refurbishment specialists Trimline has just completed a six-day dry dock refit in Genoa, enhancing the ultra-luxury Seabourn Quest.

The Trimline team of 200 skilled trades carried our flooring, joinery, decoration, upholstery, plumbing, tiling, electrical and fine finishing works to upgrade all public areas, passenger suites and crew areas onboard. Some key highlights were upgrading the elevators to give a more luxurious feel and creating new partitioned treatment areas within the spa.

Holland America Group’s Sr. Interior Operations Specialist, Linh Nguyen said “I’ve always appreciated the working relationship that we have with Trimline. This time on Quest, projects were completed in a timely manner.”

Trimline’s Key Account Manager, Simon Dawkins commented “This Seabourn Quest refit is the largest refit that Trimline has carried out for Seabourn and we are delighted with the level of finish delivered by our experienced team. Having carried out several refits for Seabourn now, we are familiar with the ultra-luxury standards of the fleet and are able to overcome any challenges quickly onboard.”