One of the ten largest ships in the world recently made its maiden voyage, with the vessel’s 17 decks all made of ArcelorMittal steel supplied by the company’s site in Saint Nazaire.
The MSC Preziosa, built by French company STX (les Chantiers de l’Atlantique), weighs 141303 tonnes. ArcelorMittal’s Distribution Solutions business division supplied 1000t of steel for the decks: The light, thin grades A and H36 in lengths 16m and 20m and thicknesses as low as 5, 6, 7 and 8mm were used.
The MSC Preziosa is 333m long, 38m wide and has 1751 cabins which can accommodate 4300 passengers. It can sail at a speed of up to 23.7 knots (43.9km/h; 27.3 mph).