In addition to special know-how and high quality, STX Europe' competitiveness as a builder of sophisticated cruise ships is based on the surrounding marine cluster. In our business area, a vast network of professional suppliers is a must, as, by themselves, shipyards don't have enough resources to fulfil all the challenges in desired time. STX Europe is acting on the assembly yard principle, meaning that, in addition to the company's "own" personnel, several partner companies are involved.
The project of two Oasis class vessels translates into 12, 000 man-years of work for the yard and partners, i.e. 12 years of work for 1,000 persons. 600 supplier companies are involved, 32 of which are design companies.
When, in autumn 2009, Oasis of the Seas leaves Turku for Miami, Fl., it will be the biggest export product of Finland ever.Back