Weaving a new glorious dream and writing a new chapter of XSI in the history
The shipbuilding contract between Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd and the Finland company Viking Line Abp for 1 + 1 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry effected on July 3, 2017. It’s creating a pioneer that the Fujian province to undertake the construction of a cruise type ship. The signing of the shipbuilding contract will further promote the development of Fujian luxury cruise industry chain, and also make the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry standing on the new heights of the international most advanced forefront of high-end RORO ship building field.
Our brand and reputation
XSI has never ceased to explore and pursue high-tech ships for years. XSI pay a high attention to RORO ship and cruise market in recent years, and set up professional organization and sufficient research and development funds for research, development，early stage assessment and technical preparation.
In early 2017, XSI commissioned famous international class DNV-GL and consulting company to take a comprehensive audition on the ability of shipbuilding. The audition includes the management system, design capability, quality control, safety management, equipment, facilities and the construction technology and so on. The XSI was confirmed the ability of building the 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry.
XSI have build 27 PCTC vessel from 2100 to 8500PCTC. The luxury passenger RORO ship building is the first time for XSI. But XSI has accumulated a rich experience on similar ship type. XSI is the first shipyard built large unit PCTC with advanced shipbuilding technology and the pioneer spirit more than a decade ago in the domestic market. XSI rewrite the large unit PCTC shipbuilding history in China. The UK, Norway, Germany and the domestic Shipowner order the PCTC vessel successively. XSI reaches the lead position in domestic PCTC market, the comprehensive strength increased and set up its own brand and reputation in the world. XSI brand and the PCTC shipping professional manufacturing shipyard are tightly bound together in the international shipbuilding market. That's why it has also won the favor of Finland shipowner Viking Line Abp and other shipowners.
We build the greenest ship in the world
Reported that 2800 pax cruise ferry add the environmental protection and energy saving solution. The art design of the ship decoration in accordance with the standards of the luxury cruise ship. The vessel will sail between turku, Finland and Sweden Stockholm routes after delivery. The ship's hull line and propulsion efficiency have been optimized and tested by the famous European design company, which has reached the optimal level of similar ship type in the world. Propulsion system adopts the most advanced "LNG/ fuel" main engine, which almost put an end to all the sulfur oxide emissions, and nitric oxide emissions reach to the 80% of the current specified standard set by International Maritime Organization. This means that the ship's route would not be subject to any restrictions on the control of nitrogen emissions. In addition, the ship's particulate emissions will be reduced by more than 90% compared to the traditional diesel-driven engines, reducing emissions by 20%-30%. The vessel is the greenest ship in the world.
We pursue the perfection of ship performance
The construction of these large cruise ferry represents the development level of high-end equipment manufacturing and the comprehensive scientific and technological strength in a country or region refer to the stage of the development of international manufacturing industry. She is like a miniature floating city in the sea, which involving modern industry such as shipbuilding, mechanical and electrical, construction, decoration, catering, accommodation, logistics, culture, art, leisure, entertainment, construction and consumption system and so on. She also has the high precision, intelligent and the added value. The cruise ferry is 218 meters long, 13 deck, 1500 meters lane, 2800 beds for guests to choose and the crew and service personnel reach to 200 people on board, at the same time the cruise ferry can also be loaded trucks, cars and other kinds of vehicles. The ship has a rotor wind sail equipment, which provide the ferry more comprehensive performance. The rotor wind sail equipment use the magnus effect of the rotate and the wind power makes the ferry move forward more efficiently. Third party data analysis shows that under the conditions of suitable wind speed and service speed, the ship can get 25% fuel saving effect by rotating wind sail. It will be one of the fastest and best-performing large luxury cruise ferry in the world today.
We have the confidence to face the challenge
2800 Pax Cruise Ferry is a vessel which is close to a luxury cruise in the aspect of the technical requirements and configuration. The requirement level of 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry building is high, especially on the innovation of design concept, new technologies, the production design level, the manufacturing precision of shipyard, management ability. There are a lot of construction key aspect, which is hard to control,such as empty weight control, dual fuel system, propulsion system, safe return to port, the art design and construction of upper deck, noise vibration control, the application of rotor sail technology problems, etc. But XSI has more than hundred years history and accumulation as well as a large number of advanced technical engineers and craftsmen. We have the confidence to solve difficult problems and can transform the difficulty to the continuous forward power of XSI. XSI build the 4900 PCTC ship successfully, there are so many difficulties at early building stage. Now we have new technology, method and the history technical accumulate treasure, we believe 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry will be successfully delivered just like 4900 PCTC.
Although Chinese shipbuilding industry has been developing independently in recent years, it is still very few shipyard works in the field of large RORO vessel. It is the best opportunity for XSI to undertake the transion and upgrading of the company while building 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry with the support and help of the "partners". The headquarters of China Export & Credit Insurance Company and the Xiamen branch of China Export Credit Insurance Company give all the support from strive for buyer’s credit to reduce the bank credit risk. Import and Export Bank head office and the Xiamen branches participate in negotiation many times to communication and coordination to achieve shipyard financing and owner financing combination of comprehensive multi-dimensional financial service. Our old friend Deltamarin design company has abundant design experience and performance, and has had good cooperation experience with XSI in the 8500PCTC project, which is believed that this cooperation will impact the more gorgeous spark. Also thanks to the project management support of Tillberg and DMPTS. Thanks to DNV-GL, one of the most influential international classification. 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry choose DNV-GL as the classification , not only they has the rich experience in manufacturing and services in the luxury cruise and RORO ship, but also for the long-term good cooperation. The communication and coordination of Clarkson team provided professional help for the smooth landing of the project; Of course we would like to thank the shipowners Viking Line for their trust, and we will soon be able to prove the choice of Viking Line is right with a perfect ship.
The 2800 Pax Cruise Ferry construction contract now come into effect. The "encounter" with the 2,800 passenger liner has a perfect start. At present, the early stage design, the international team ion and the pre-construction preparation work is also starting. The construction of the ship will greatly improve the overall image and competitive position, and will also improve the overall strength and sustainable development capacity of the enterprise comprehensively.
XSI leaders does not forget the beginner's mind, positive enterprising, have confidence and ability to lead the construction team and all staff adhering to the core values of Fujian Shipbuilding Industry Group Company "inheritance, development and win-win, share", and carry forward the spirit of enterprise of Group Company "pragmatic, innovation, harmony, forge ahead", face the difficulty, "dare to eat crab, rushes out one day". Weaving a new glorious dream and writing a new chapter of XSI in the history.