Genting Hong Kong’s CEO Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (left) initiated the steel cutting for the 342-metre-long Global 2 (Image: MV Werften)
MV Werften has begun construction of Dream Cruises’ Global 2, the second Global Class cruise ship which is said to be one of the largest and most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world.
Genting Hong Kong’s chairman and CEO Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay initiated the start of steel cutting for the 342-metre-long, 208,000gt ship.
“We are delighted that our comprehensive investments at the three shipyard locations are bearing fruit and we can already celebrate today the first steel cutting for another technologically advanced vessel for Dream Cruises,” Kok Thay said. “Also thanks to the use of artificial intelligence, Global 2 will offer our passengers a very interesting, modern and highly comfortable travel experience.”
Global 2 is identical in construction to her sister ship Global 1, which is due to enter operation under the name “Global Dream” in 2021. Production work on the new vessel is being divided up among all three locations of MV Werften. Around 30 large sections are being built in Stralsund for subsequent final assembly in Wismar, where a 125-metre-high crane, purchased specially for the project, is currently being installed at the outfitting quay. The keel laying of the ship is planned for 9 December 2019, with delivery scheduled for 2022.
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