Meyer Turku scores third LNG-fueled Icon vessel for Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed an agreement with Meyer Turku shipyard on the delivery of a third Icon class cruise ship, to be delivered from Turku in the spring of 2025.
The previous Icon ships are to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. Icon ships will be approximately 200 000 gross tonnage cruise ships and will be powered by LNG.
“Icon III further extends our order book until 2025, which gives the shipyard and the Finnish maritime cluster a long term stability, which we need to further develop our capabilities for a future with new emerging and often government owned competition,” CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer said.
The construction of the first Icon ship will begin at Meyer Turku shipyard in the spring of 2020.
The around 200,000 gross ton large cruise ships are set to mark the beginning of a new generation of LNG powered cruise ships with a number of innovations such as an application of fuel cells for power generation. Fuel cells are a very energy efficient and clean way to generate electrical energy.