TUI Cruises: The New Generation of Mein Schiff Ships, Turku, Finland
Built by Meyer Turku Shipyard Oy
TUI Cruises is a joint venture between German tourist company, TUI AG, and the American cruise operator, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. TUI Cruises has ordered a series of six Mein Schiff -class vessels to be delivered through 2019. These high-quality ships are built at Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland and feature the latest cutting-edge technologies. With 1,267 cabins, each vessel can accommodate up to 2,500 passengers.
To improve passenger and crew safety, TUI Cruises wanted the six Mein Schiff cruise ships to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s Safe Return to Port Rule, which set a threshold in which the ship can return to port without requiring passenger evacuation.
Complying with the Rule for fire protection for a vessel of this type and size requires customized value engineering, seasoned project management, and versatile fire safety solutions that meet the highest standards in the maritime industry, while simultaneously adhering to space and weight restrictions.
Marioff’s advanced HI-FOG® high pressure water mist fire protection solution has been chosen to protect all six cruise ships. This automatic high pressure water mist sprinkler system helps protect accommodation and service spaces as well as machinery spaces, including bilges and casing. The installation of each HI-FOG® system includes custom design and calculations, engineering, materials, commissioning and project management. Each system is scheduled to be comprised of two pump stations, 8,000 sprinklers and spray heads, 111 section valves and 46 km of stainless steel piping.
”We have a long and good relationship with Marioff Corporation Oy. We trust their HI-FOG®system and we appreciate their proactive and professional project team”, said Ville Laaksonen, Head of Outfitting at Meyer Turku Shipyard. ”We build high-quality ships that require fire protection from the time each vessel is being constructed until it makes its first voyage, which is why we have chosen Marioff’s trusted HI-FOG® system for the Mein Schiff class cruise ships.”