18.3.2016 - Cruise ship Harmony of the Seas left for its first trial – production control of the steel constructions made by NESTIX SHIP system
World's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, was launched for the first time on 10th of March in Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France. Cruise ship worth billion of euros is to be delivered to US shipping company Royal Caribbean approximately two months from now, and the ship will be taken in to use in May 2016. Production of the steel constructions was made with NESTIX SHIP system, which was used to control the manufacturing of the blocks, sub-assemblies and parts, from material orders to finished blocks. Workstations and schedules were also controlled with NESTIX SHIP system.
Construction work at STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire began in September 2013. The cruise ship is 70 meters high, 362 meters long and weighs 226 000 gross tons. The ship can accommodate up to 5 497 passengers, which are served by 2 394 crew members. Previously Meyer Turku shipyard (formerly STX Finland) has manufactured so far world's largest cruise ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which are sister cruise ships for the Harmony of the Seas. In these cruise ships, production control of the steel constructions was also made with NESTIX SHIP system.