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MEYER TURKU BEGINS BUILD OF RCCI ICON CRUISESHIP

MEYER TURKU BEGINS BUILD OF RCCI ICON CRUISESHIP

Thursday, June 17, 2021 

Meyer Turku has started production of the 'Icon of the Seas', to be built for Royal Caribbean International.

CEO and president of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, said: “We made our commitment to making clean power at sea a reality – and soon the norm – when Icon Class was first announced in 2016, and we’re excited to see construction underway on what will truly be a ship unlike any other.”

“We have eagerly accepted this challenge. Now that ship production in our halls has begun, we are beginning to see the results of our design take physical form. This is always a solemn moment for us shipbuilders”, said Meyer Turku CEO Tim Meyer.

When completed in 2023, Icon of the Seas will have a special focus on environmental technologies. The ship will, for example, have air lubrication of the underwater hull, sending millions of microscopic bubbles along the hull of the ship to reduce friction, and advanced waste heat recovery systems to turn waste heat into up to 3MW extra energy.

“We look forward to revealing more of the game-changing features our guests and crew have in store as she begins to take shape”, said Bayley.

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