Dutch-based MME Group has secured multiple orders for systems to protect the latest generation of luxury cruise vessels against corrosion and marine growth built by MV WERFTEN.
For example, the shipyard’s newbuilding ‘Global Class’ and ‘Endeavor Class’ cruise ships will be fitted with MME Group’s systems.
MME signed a contract to design, supply and commissioning sacrificial anodes (SA), impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) and impressed current anti-fouling (ICAF) systems for the ‘Endeavor’ class luxury expedition yacht (yard No 124) being built for Crystal Cruises.
Both the shipyard and Crystal Cruises are subsidiaries of Genting Hong Kong Ltd.
In August, 2017, MV WERFTEN was awarded the contract for the ‘Global Class 1’ and ‘2’ (yard Nos 125 & 126) – two 201,000 gt, 340 m long cruise vessels for Star Cruises, which is also a subsidiary of Genting. These vessels will also be fitted with MME systems.
“In close co-operation with the owner, MV WERFTEN chose MME Group as supplier for these innovative projects. The technical solutions, the long list of references and the price convinced,” said Mr Bibow, team leader ‘Electric’ in MME’s purchasing department.
Eric Bouman, sales manager for MME Group’s Cathodic Protection & MGPS Division, said: “MME Group has broad experience in protecting all vessel types against corrosion and marine growth. Cruise ships are no exception. We see these deals as a natural next step in this market, where long term safety and ROI of the vessels are crucial.”