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Wärtsilä power for Virgin Voyages fleet
Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions for three new 2800 passenger cruise vessels being built for Virgin Voyages. 04 Jul 2017
Cruise ship industrial park for Shanghai
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed an agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Shanghai’s district of Baoshan to create a cruise ship industrial park in the area. 09 Jun 2017
Natural gas R&D partnership
Eni has signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fincantieri establishing a research and development partnership which will include energy project studies related to natural gas. 31 May 2017
Fincantieri dry docks work
Dry dock work has started on the fourth of six cruise ships by Fincantieri for Viking Ocean Cruises. 07 Apr 2016
Fincantieri to build Viking pair
Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri have signed an agreement for the construction of two newbuild additional cruise ships. 16 Nov 2015
Fincantieri to supply UAE navy with stealth vessels
Fincantieri has gained a further new order from the United Arab Emirates Navy for the construction of two stealth vessels, Falaj 2. 22 Jan 2010
Carnival finalises contracts for two new Princess cruiseships
Princess Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corporation, announced that contracts to build two 3,600-passenger cruiseships have been finalized with Italy's Fincantieri shipyard. 04 May 2010
New flagship for Holland America Line
Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard has delivered a new flagship, the ‘Nieuw Amsterdam’, to Holland America Line (HAL), a member of Carnival Group. The new ship is the fourteenth the Italian shipbuilder has built for HAL. 05 Jul 2010
'Le Boreal', designed for mega-yacht cruising comfort
When the French cruiseship company Compagnie du Ponant approached Fincantieri with a new and innovative project to develop, design and build a mega-yacht style cruise ship, the Italian shipbuilder devoted its technical expertise to turn dream into reality when the order was placed for two such vessels in 2008. 30 Sep 2010
Monfalcone delivers the new Queen
Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, has recently delivered the ‘Queen Elizabeth’, the new cruise ship of Cunard Line, part of the Carnival Group. 03 Oct 2010
A new queen joins Cunard
The recently delivered new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins an impressive line-up of passenger ships comprising the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’. 01 Nov 2010
Fincantieri sets up UAE jv
Fincantieri has announced the setting up in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of Etihad Ship Building (ESB), a joint venture with Melara Middle East and Al Fattan Ship Industries. 27 Oct 2010
‘Le Boreal’ - the quintessence of luxury cruising
The French cruiseship company Compagnie du Ponant took delivery of the first in a two-ship series of mega-yacht style cruise ships ordered from Fincantieri. 01 Feb 2011
A new Queen joins Cunard
The new Cunarder, ‘Queen Elizabeth’, is the third newbuilding to enter service with this Carnival Group subsidiary in the last six years and joins the transatlantic ocean liner ‘Queen Mary 2’ and the cruise ship ‘Queen Victoria’. 01 Feb 2011
New flagship for P&O Cruises
Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard delivered the 116,000gt ‘Azura’, the new flagship of P&O Cruises, part of the Carnival Group, which is the twenty seventh passenger vessel built at the yard out of a total of 53 built by Fincantieri. 01 Feb 2011
LCS contract awarded to Lockheed Martin
The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a fixed-price incentive contract for the design and construction of 10 littoral combat ships (LCS) from fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2015. 31 Dec 2010
First plate cut for new cruise ship
The first steel plate has been cut at by Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard for Princess Cruises' next ship, which will be known as ‘Royal Princess’. 16 Mar 2011
P&O Cruise order for Fincantieri
Fincantieri has announced an order from US cruise operator Carnival to build a new 141,000gt cruise ship with 3,611 passenger capacity for Carnival’s British brand P&O Cruises. 01 Jun 2011
Carnival orders new Aida and Costa ships
Carnival Corporation has announced it has reached agreement for the construction of three new cruise ships - one 132,500gt vessel for its Costa Cruises brand and two 125,000gt ships for Aida Cruises. 03 Aug 2011
Largest Italian cruise ship enters service
Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy, recently delivered the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag to Costa Cruises. 31 Oct 2011
HLKF reveals Italian cruise ship facelift
Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (HLKF) has reported the completion of “comprehensive renovations” on its luxury flagship ‘Europa’ at Italy’s Fincantieri’s shiprepair facility in La Spezia, writes Tom Todd. 14 Nov 2011
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Carnival two-ship order goes to Fincantieri
Italian shipyard Fincantieri has announced an agreement with US-based Carnival Corporation for the construction of two new cruise ships for the Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines brands. 26 Oct 2012
Fincantieri picks up more cruise orders
Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has announced the signature of a memorandum of agreement with Viking Ocean Cruises for the construction of two more ocean cruise ships with an option for another two. 04 Dec 2012
Fincantieri to acquire STX OSV
Fincantieri says that it is set to double in size, following the signature of an agreement with STX OSV under which the Italian shipbuilding group will acquire a majority shareholding in STX Europe subsidiary STX OSV. 21 Dec 2012
STX OSV turns down Fincantieri bid
The board of Singapore-based STX OSV, following the advice of adviser Ernst & Young Corporate Finance, has recommended shareholders to reject the offer made by the Italian Fincantieri group to acquire the remaining shares in STX OSV. 27 Feb 2013
STX sale goes through; company renamed Vard
STX OSV Holdings of Singapore has announced that the sale of the STX OSV rroup of companies to the Italian Fincantieri group has been finally agreed, and STX OSV will adopt the new brand name Vard. 05 Mar 2013
Viking cruise ships feature MAN power and PureSOx scrubbers
MAN Diesel & Turbo says that it has been contracted to supply eight medium speed engines, in cooperation with Alfa Laval which is supplying PureSOx systems, for two new Viking Ocean Cruises ships being built at Fincantieri. 14 Jun 2013
Fincantieri looks to academia for energy savings
Fincantieri and Genoa University's Polytechnic School are jointly behind the Innovation Challenge scheme, described as an invitation to tender aimed at selecting projects in the field of shipbuilding technology innovation for subsequent industrialisation. 23 Sep 2013
MAN engines for Carnival Cruises
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order from Carnival Cruises to supply five 48/60CR engines for its next generation cruise ship. 28 Nov 2013
Seabourn order confirmed at Fincantieri
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has announced that it has signed a contract with cruise operator Seabourn for what it describes as a new “ultra-luxury cruise ship”. 21 Jan 2014
Damen, Fincantieri bid for Montenegro’s Bijela shipyard
The Dutch Damen Shipyards Group and Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri are competing to acquire Montenegro’s Jadransko Brodogradiliste A.D Bijela shipyard, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski. 13 Feb 2014
Fincantieri’s third 'Royal' for Princess
Fincantieri and Princess Cruises, part of US cruise group Carnival Corporation & plc, say they have reached an agreement to build a new ship for the company at an all-in cost for the shipowner of approximately €600m. 31 Jul 2014
Carnival carves up nine newbuild orders
Carnival Corp has split responsibility for nine next-generation ships between German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and Italian counterpart Fincanteri. 30 Mar 2015
Kongsberg hydroacoustics for Norwegian polar vessel
Norwegian polar research vessel ‘Kronpins Haakon’ will feature hydroacoustic systems from Kongsberg Maritime when it begins operations in 2017. 13 May 2015
A new age of polar research
Investment in icebreaking research ships is gathering pace, prompted by the need to provide higher-performance replacements for long-serving vessels, and also by mounting strategic interest in a polar presence. David Tinsley reports. 06 Jul 2015
International yards target BC Ferries conversions
Shipyard companies from Canada, Italy and Poland are lining up to convert BC Ferries ro-ro vessels for dual-fuel operation, with a contract to be awarded later this year. 13 Jul 2015
Princess Cruises builds for China
Construction has begun on the first Princess Cruises vessel designed specifically for the Chinese cruise market, with the keel laying taking place at Fincanteri’s Monfalcone Shipyard last week. 13 Jul 2015
Fincantieri cruise build
The keel laying ceremony of 'Seabourn Encore', the first of two ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri will build for Seabourn, brand of Carnival Corporation, has been held at the Marghera shipyard. 16 Sep 2015