King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands witnessed a contract signing at MV Werften in Rostock during a trade delegation visit.
Robert Van Aarle, Bolidt sales and business development manager, said: ‘It was a very proud moment to sign the contract in the presence of the royal couple.’
The new ship’s outside areas, including the running track and all entertainment park areas will receive Bolidt’s decking including its Bolideck Future Teak and Bolideck Select Soft ship deck solutions.
Construction of the vessel is being carried out at Wismar and Rostock MV Werften shipyards. A 220mtr long midship section will be manufactured in Rostock before being moved to Wismar, where the bow and stern and superstructure will be assembled and mounted.
At 342mtr and incorporating 2,500 suites and cabins, the 204,000gt Global class vessel has been designed from the keel upwards for the Asian market.
This is Bolidt’s second significant contract win for Genting vessels under construction at MV Werften. Work is currently underway on polar class expedition yacht, Crystal Endeavor, which is being built at the Stralsund yard. All outside decking including the running track on this ship will be supplied by Bolidt by the end of the year, with the ship due for delivery in early 2020.
This is a return appearance for the royal couple to Rostock shipyard after a previous visit to learn of Dream Cruises’ first Global-class cruise ship and the training program at the shipyard group.