Somec Wins Two Orders Valued at 31 Million Euros

Icon of the Seas

Somec has won two orders valued at 31.6 million euro combined.

According to a press release, the first contract is signed with Meyer Turku and covers Icon class ships for Royal Caribbean.

The deal is worth 19.4 million euros extends the contract initially granted to Somec by the Finnish shipyard in 2019. This contract encompasses the design, supply, and installation of windows.

The contract addendum includes the completion of a larger surface area of glazed areas and the supply of motorized blind systems to be embedded in the sliding windows already included in the initial contracts.

The second agreement, signed with the French Chantiers de l’Atlantique is worth 12.2 million euro and covers the construction of the fifth ship in the Edge series of the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Somec will supply the entire “balcony package.” including the latest generation of vertical automated windows.

“A customer – especially a major partner such as Meyer Turku and Chantiers de l’Atlantique – deciding to entrust us with a larger volume of work than initially planned is the best and most tangible way to show appreciation for the quality of our work and our ability to meet deadlines: a key aspect in the shipbuilding business,” said Somec’s Chairman Oscar Marchetto.

“In general, these new contracts are an encouraging sign heralding a recovery in the shipbuilding industry, as shown by the robust increase in the number of passengers that is saturating the capacity available worldwide today. A positive pattern is underway, most likely resulting in significant orders for new ships as early as 2024, and Somec is ready to reap the benefits of such an uptrend.”

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