NIT, the Finnish interior turn key supplier, said it is expanding its business operations in Germany through an agreement with MV Werften on the first interior turnkey deal for the Global class series.
“NIT will design and install the main passenger staircase areas for two luxury cruise ships, which will be operated by Dream Cruises. The vessels will be designed for the Asian markets and they are scheduled to sail on their maiden voyages from Wismar in 2020 and 2021,” NIT said in a statement.
“We are delighted to announce this new partnership with MV Weften,” says Jari Suominen, CEO of NIT.“Our new customer sees high value in the ambition and experience of our teams and we certainly do our best to exceed their expectations. Earning trust: that’s the key driving force for the NIT crew.”
With a gross tonnage of 204,000, a length of 342 metres and a passenger capacity up to 9,500, the Global class ships will be the biggest cruise ships ever built in Germany. Both vessels have two large passenger staircase areas, the total area of which is almost 12,000 m2.
In addition to the visual interiors, NIT also delivers electrical installations and piping for these areas.
NIT has provided interior areas for more than 50 large vessels, including some of the largest cruise ships in the world. The company specialises in the most challenging parts of a ship’s interior, such as staircases, restaurants, nightclubs and spas. From its home base in Piikkiö, Finland, NIT works with the world’s leading shipbuilders, with a particular focus on the European shipbuilding market.
“The success of the Global class project will strengthen the story of European shipbuilding,” says Jari Suominen. “Not only are we building great ships together – we are also exploring exciting concepts and unlocking new opportunities for market expansion. By succeeding in this with our customers, NIT will have an increasingly important role as a key player in the European shipbuilding business.”