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The challenges of building the biggest cruise ship in the world

AuthorsHelen Hill (maritime journalist), Ellen te Winkel
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 124
Date15 Aug 2018
Reading time9 minutes

Report interviews Loic Morand, Head of STX Europe’s Hydrodynamic Department, about whether the industry can go on building even larger vessels and about how this pioneering shipbuilder is approaching the quest for a zero-emissions vessel.

STX France, one of the world’s leading cruise ship and naval yards, has been a regular visitor to MARIN for decades. More recently, the company carried out a wide-reaching test campaign for the world’s largest cruise ship – the magnificent ‘Symphony of the Seas’.


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