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March 5, 2018

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Fincantieri will lengthen and transform two cruise ferry of the Grimaldi group

A troncone will be inserted of the length of about 29 meters. The work will be carried out to Palermo

The navalmeccanica company Fincantieri and the Neapolitan shipowning group Grimaldi have signed a letter of attempts for the program of lengthening and transformation of cruise ferry the Cruise Rome and Cruise Barcelona. The construction of the tronconi that they will be inserted in the ships will begin in 2018, while the term of the operations is previewed, near the plant of Palermo, within the summer of 2019.

The two units, currently employees on the every day draft Civitavecchia - Porto Torres - Barcelona with the livery Grimaldi Lines, are constructed by Fincantieri in the yard of Castellammare di Stabia and delivered to the partenopeo group respective in 2007 and 2008. 225 meters are long, have a tonnage of about 54.000 tons and an ability to transport of some 3.000 people, with 2.400 square metres of bridge car and about 3.000 linear meters for heavy means.

In the troncone of lengthening, of the length of about 29 meters, they will find space about 600 linear meters for goods heavy in more, 80 places read in new passenger compartments, two salt seats from the total ability to 450 places and a new restaurant "Family self-service" that it will have about 270 places to sit. Moreover meaningful work of renewal of the existing public areas will be carried out, included the creation of a thematic restaurant, and will be implemented the equipments of safety of the ship in order to tackle to the increase of fleeting abilities to transport.

Al term of the project of lengthening, cured from the division Ship Repair and Conversion di Fincantieri, every ship will be long about 254 meters, will have a tonnage of about 63.000 tons, will be able to accommodate 3,500 people, with 3.000 square metres of bridge car and beyond 3.700 linear meters destined to heavy means.

Under the technological profile the adoption of turned solutions of vanguard to the reduction of the environmental impact and to the energy saving is previewed, which the installation of scrubber for purification of drainage gases and a system of mega lithium A batteries for feeding the ship during the pauses in the ports without the need to put in function the diesel engine-generators, reaching so the objective promoted from the Grimaldi group of the zero emissions in port.

"The ambitious program of renewal and lengthening of ours two cruise ferry Cruise Rome and Cruise Barcelona - Emanuele Grimaldi has commented, managing director of the shipowning group - demonstrates the continuous engagement of the Grimaldi group to the excellence, to the innovation and the respect of the atmosphere". The Neapolitan group in the past has commissioned to Fincantieri the construction of thirty ships of miscellaneous type. "We are very pleased - Grimaldi has declared - to have rinsaldato the historical relationship of collaboration with Fincantieri, being entrusted the store clerk to the yard of Palermo, of which we appreciate large-capacity and professionality of the workers, and so contributing to create new occupation in a delicate moment for the Meridione".

"It is not a case - it has found the managing director of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono - if we are called to operate for the renewal of two ships high tech, from constructed same we. In fact, thanks to the remarkable accumulated experience in these years from our yard of Palermo, asserted as a reference point world-wise for this genre of operations, highly adulterated, we have consolidated our leadership also in the section of the repairs and transformations. Similar references constitute best the provisions for a journey in order to reopen the collaboration with a prestigious shipowning group with which in the past we have worked over a long time span and with success, serving it for various its brand".

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