Aboard the world's largest cruise ship ever
November 2009 - “Oasis of the Seas”, built by the international shipbuilding group STX Europe for Royal Caribbean Cruises L.td., is the largest and most revolutionary cruise liner in history, and the Group has been the only supplier of approximately 5,000km of energy and telecommunications shipboard cables.
Furthermore, Prysmian has been awarded by STX Europe another contract for the delivery of 100% of the marine cables to be installed on the “Oasis of the Seas” sister ship, “Allure of the Seas”, owned and operated by Royal Caribbean, as well. The second agreement, which represented the second step of the GENESIS Cruise Vessel project, covered the supply of power and telecommunication cables for a total value of approximately € 4.5 million.
Most of the supplied cables are manufactured at Prysmian’s Pikkala facility in Finland, but also in Italy and Germany. With a 360 meters length, a 47 m breadth, 16 decks and a 220,000t gross tonnage, the GENESIS vessels have a capacity of 5,400 passengers and over 3,000 crew, each. The ships are 40% bigger than the former largest cruise liner series: the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom class cruisers, again with Prysmian as cables supplier.
Prysmian is very proud of having been awarded 100% of the cable supply for both GENESIS Vessels. This second project confirms Group’s strong commitment to the shipbuilding market.