First milestone achieved for Stena RoPax project in China
R&M Marine Interior Turnkey Company Shanghai Ltd., the new joint venture of R&M and AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co., Ltd. with location in Shanghai, China, is currently working on the Stena RoPax project located in AVIC Weihai shipyard, China. The project includes the turnkey solution of the cabin area, the public area and the galley area for four RoPax vessels. Each vessel has 221 prefabricated cabins as well as 18 knock down cabins that will be assembled on board. The delivery for the first ship is scheduled for August 2019.
R&M has achieved its first milestone in the project by completing the mock-up of the cabin area. Ship owners and shipyards carried out the mock-up on 31st January 2018 and Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, came to visit the mock-up on 2nd February. The ship owners spoke highly of the mock-up and were satisfied with the professional work provided by R&M.
The mock-up of the cabin area consists of three sections: crew cabin, passenger cabin and corridor. It took four months of designing the mock-up and purchasing the needed materials as well as three weeks of assembling on site. A high percentage of the mock-up material was purchased locally in order to keep the costs down. At the same time, it fulfilled European standards on a competitive cost level.