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Cruise ship ’Harmony of the Seas’ under construction at STX France’s St. Nazaire shipyard. I n December 2012, Royal Caribbean will be 362.15 metres. The ship can carry siainen notes that the ship under construc- ordered the third Oasis-class ship from more than 6 000 passengers. With gross tion will be equipped with several types of STX France’s shipyard in St. Nazaire. Keel- tonnage of 227 700 GT, the new ship will air-conditioning systems. laying ceremony was held on 9 May, 2014. also outweigh its Oasis-class predecessors The ship will be larger than the pre- by 2 418 gross tons. ”Overall, the ship will have hundreds of units that are related to air-conditioning,” he estimates. ceding Oasis-class ships ’Oasis of the Seas’ and ’Allure of the Seas’ and will in fact be ENERGY EFFICIENCY the biggest of its kind in the world. It will IN AIR CONDITIONING air-conditioning designs were originally exceed the dimensions of earlier ships in A number of Finnish marine subcontrac- based on the systems of the previous the Oasis-class by 2.15 meters length and tors participate in the construction of cruise ship ’Allure of the Seas’ but with by 5.5 meters width. ’Oasis 3,’ or ’Harmony of the Seas.’ quite a few alterations suggested by the The length of ’Harmony of the Seas’ 28 seatec 2/2015 Koja Marine’s Director Esko Nou- According to Mr. Nousiainen, the cruise line.