MHI-MME Receives Retractable Fin Stabilizer Orders for Two Luxury Expedition Vessels Being Built by Helsinki Shipyard.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co, Ltd (MHI-MME) has received orders for two retractable fin stabilisers to be fitted on board two 157-pax luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard in Finland.
Both fin stabilisers are scheduled for delivery to Helsinki by the first half of 2021.
The two vessels will be used for Polar cruises from Europe to the North and South Poles, depending on the season. The fin stabilisers will reduce the vessels’ roll at sea and help provide a comfortable voyage for passengers.
This is the first fin-stabiliser order from Europe in 12 years, since an order was received in 2008 from Aker Yards.
For many years, MHI-MME mainly focused on projects in Japan and other Asian countries, but over the past few years the production capacity has been improved and sales channels to Europe and other regions have been expanded.
With the global increase in the demand for cruises, there has been an increase in the building of cruise ships and ropaxes.
MHI-MME said that it will use this order as a springboard and continue to carry out proactive sales negotiations for ropaxes, ro-ros and other vessels not only in Japan and Asia but also in Europe.