ArcelorMittal supplies for largest cruise ship

Harmony of the Seas – dubbed “Europe’s biggest hotelâ€? – has docked at the UK port of Southampton recently after leaving Saint-Nazaire in France at the weekend. ArcelorMittal sites in Spain and France provided 100% of the steel used in this 362m-long, 65m-wide floating city, the largest cruise ship ever built.
Longer than the Eiffel tower, Harmony of the Seas is made of heavy plates made at the site in Gijón, Spain, and coils produced at ArcelorMittal Fos-sur-Mer and subsequently processed at the service centre in Saint-Nazaire, both in France.
Hervé Bourrier, CEO, ArcelorMittal France said: “This contract demonstrates our ability to deliver high quality steels and tailored services from our European industrial and sales units, and confirms our long-term presence as a steel supplier to the cruise ship market, one that has seen consistent growth over the last five years.”
Harmony of the Seas is the first of two “Oasis-classâ€? cruise ships built by STX France. The second is currently under construction, and will also source all its steel from ArcelorMittal. Deliveries will extend until spring 2017. Harmony of the Seas was officially inaugurated on 12 May and will be operated by Royal Caribbean International.
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