Ruukki delivered a total of 38,000 tonnes of steel products, such as plates and profiles, for the hull of the Allure of the Seas cruise ship, which has been built at STX Europe's shipyard in Turku, Finland.
The amount of steel Ruukki delivered accounts for around 70 per cent of the steel used in the vessel.
The newly-completed Allure of the Seas and its identical sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, which was completed last year are the world's largest cruise ships. Ruukki also delivered about 70 per cent of the steel used in Oasis of the Seas. The vessels are 361 metres long, have capacity for 6,360 passengers and 2,100 crew members.
We have worked together with Ruukki for a long time and know how each other works. This makes things easier when working to tight schedules. Ruukki acted flexibly in this project and was able to quickly react to last minute changes," says Kari S. Laiho, Vice President, Hull production at STX Europe's Turku shipyard.
The hull of the vessel was built one block at a time and Ruukki delivered the plate material for each block to the customer as the plan progressed.
"Smooth deliveries and constantly paying attention to the customer's needs was ensured by relocating Ruukki's own project manager to the shipyard to oversee deliveries and project progress with the customer's representative," says Vice President Jouni Rättyä at Ruukki.