Wartsila Wins $122-Million Contract To Build Big Cruise Ship For Kloster
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,000-gt vessel in the spring of 1988. The contract includes an option for a second similar vessel to be placed with Wartsila. The design of the vessel was a cooperative venture between Kloster Cruise and both the Turku and Helsinki Shipyards of the Wartsila Shipbuilding Division.
The new ship will have an overall length of 695.5 feet, beam of 93.2 feet, and draft of 22.3 feet. Main propulsion will be by four Wartsila/ Sulzer 8 ZAL 40S medium-speed diesels with a total output of 28,720 bhp. Electrical power will be provided by four 2,900-kw generators driven by Wartsila Vasa 8 R 32D engines.
The new vessels will join the Norwegian Caribbean Lines fleet which already has five ships, including the Norway (ex-France).
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