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STX Finland’s Turku shipyard is known as a builder of innovative and luxurious cruise ships. S TX Finland’s Turku shipyard received Both of these ships have been designed These kinds of environmental solu- the order for the first TUI cruise ship to utilise environmentally friendly technol- tions will also enable each vessel to con- in September 2011. As the shipbuilding ogy, such as a combined exhaust gas treat- sume approximately 30 percent less energy started in November 2012, the German ment system. This system has the purpose than older cruise ships of similar sizes. company TUI Cruises GmbH placed an of diminishing exhaust emissions of sulphur, order for another similar cruise ship. nitrogen oxide, dust particles, and soot. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY Known as ’Mein Schiff 3’ and ’Mein The ship’s desulphurisation plant will The first TUI cruiser being built at Turku Schiff 4’, both ships have a weight of reduce toxic sulphur emissions by up as shipyard, ’Mein Schiff 3’, was floated 99,500 gross register tons. They have a much as 99 percent. In addition, partic- out in November 2013. After this, the length of 295 metres long and a width ulate emissions will decrease by approx- final assembly for the inner and outer of 36 metres. imately 60 percent. areas of the ship was started. In the final 8 seatec 2/2014