A Dream Scenario For OSK-Shiptech

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Last week, MSC Group and Onorato Armatori have signed a historical contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for the order of four luxurious ro-pax ferries. OSK-ShipTech is behind the concept design for the largest ferry order ever.
“Our two largest clients are now doing business together, so to us, this is a dream-scenario, where we are appointed designers on the basis of earlier projects and long-term successful cooperation with all parties. This is such a significant project, and this order is a fantastic opportunity to bring our competencies, the yard’s strength and the owners’ joint pool of many years’ of experience into play,” says CCO of OSK Group, Anders Ørgård.
The contract includes an option for four additional ferries of the same type. In any case, this a record ferry order – and a quantum leap for the joint cooperation between GSI and OSK.

MSC & Moby sign a contract for 4+2+2 cruise ferries to be built in China

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MSC Group and Onorato Armatori signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., Ltd (GSI) and China Shipbuilding Trading Co., Ltd (CSTC) for 4 large ro-pax ferries, with an option for another two + two.

GNV, an MSC Group company, will receive the delivery of the first and third vessel.
Onorato Armatori (Moby, Tirrenia..) will receive the second and fourth.
Additionally, the two companies will hold options for an additional two vessels each. The first vessel will come into service in 2020.

What do we know about these ferries?

  • Ro-pax ferry described by the companies as cruise ferry.
  • Passenger capacity of 2,500, with 534 cabins available.
  • Lane meter capacity of 3,765. (in combination with pax capacity quite impressive)
  • LNG-ready engines.
  • Designed by OSK-Shiptech.
  • First ready end of 2020.

Photo MSC Group

The official signing ceremony, which took place on February 11 at CSSC headquarters in Beijing, was attended by Mr Dong Qiang, chairman of CSSC, Mr Pierfrancesco Vago on behalf of MSC Group, Mr Achille Onorato of Onorato Armatori and ship owner, Mr Matteo Catani, CEO of GNV, Mr Han Guangde, chairman of GSI, as well as Mr LI Hongtao, general manager of CSTC.