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16 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:01 GMT+1

April 6, 2018

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Fincantieri has ordered to two Australian companies the production of three blocks of cruise ships

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Fincantieri Australia, Australian society of the navalmeccanico group Italian Fincantieri, has commissioned to the Australian shipbuilding societies MG Engineering di Adelaide and Ottoway Engineering di Whyalla the production of blocks of cruise ships, structures will be constructed with steel for 86% of Australian origin.

In particular, to MG Engineering the construction two-block of 22,3 tons is ordered, everyone along 11,25 meters, wide 8,6 meters and high seven meters, while to Ottoway Engineering it is commissioned the construction of a long block 18 meters, largo7,5 meters and high four meters. The three blocks will take part of the superstructure of a cruise ship: the two realized by MG Engineering will be dedicated to the lodging areas, while that producing from Ottoway Engineering will accommodate technical areas.

"The construction of these blocks in the South Australia - it has emphasized the director of Fincantieri Australia, Sean Costello - offers to the Australian industry the opportunity to acquire experience in commercial the shipbuilding, to acquire new competences and to widen the opportunities of increase and expansion in the total markets. Moreover this initiative prepares Fincantieri to start in the 2020 construction of nine frigates being employed Australian force job". The Fincantieri group, in fact, is preselected for the construction of nine frigates for the Royal Australian Navy in the within of the program Future Fritates - SEA 5000 and on the wake of this result to end 2016 has constituted the branch Fincantieri Australia.

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