Brodograđevna industrija Split (Brodosplit) and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have signed two new contracts for the construction of fitted sections (grand blocks) for mega cruisers, which are being built in Italian shipyards.
The first contract concerns the construction of sections over 1,200 tons of steel equipped with pipe fitting and locksmith components as well as electrical routing with delivery deadline in the first half of 2019. This includes front part of the hull which will be loaded on a barge and towed to the Italian shipyard where it will be mounted on the ship.
With the second contract Brodosplit has been awarded a project for building the central section of the ship whose overall length is over 100 meters and weight over 3,000 tons, with delivery deadline in the second half of 2019. The construction will be watertight on both sides and self-towed to the Italian shipyard.
Brodosplit informed that, based on these and other contracts which are in preparation, the company would see a monthly income of more than EUR 5 million, resulting in a profit of around EUR 67.6 million a year in the period from 2019 – 2025.
The agreement on long-term business and technical cooperation until 2025 is the result of the cooperation between Brodosplit and the Fincantieri Group, which dates back to 2014, during which Brodosplit has built and delivered fitted sections for three mega cruisers which are being built in their shipyards.
In accordance with the agreed plans, engagement of a certain part of the Brodosplit workers for temporary work in the shipyard owned by the Fincantieri group is under preparation, and it will include performing special finishing works for luxurious cruise ships.