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December 10, 2012

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The construction in basin of Costa Diadema, the future flagship of Costa Crociere is begun

The yard of Marghera di Fincantieri will complete it 30 October 2014

Today in the ship yard of Marghera of the Fincantieri group the construction in basin of Costa Diadema, the future flagship of fleeting Costa Crociere and the fleet is begun clapper Italian flag. It rests of the first block of the keel has happened to the presence of the managing director and the general manager of the crocieristica company Michael Thamm and Gianni Onorato, and of the managing director of the navalmeccanico group, Giuseppe Bono.

The first block, of the weight of 504 tons, wide 15,7 meters and long 29 meters that the central part will constitute of the ship, is raised by a deposited crane and on the bottom of the basin, where the ship will be constructed. The intense activities of construction and preparation will last until 30 October 2014, previewed date of delivery of the ship. The Costa Diadema plan, in which Costa Crociere has invested altogether approximately 550 million euros, will involve altogether approximately 1.000 assigned directed of the yard and others 2,500 of the induced one. The benefits for the occupation will not regard alone the yard but, above all for the preparation of the internal ones, also approximately 400 external enterprises, the majority of which are Italian.

Costa Diadema will be the greatest ship from cruise clapper Italian flag. The ship, of 132.500 tons of tonnage, will be long 306 meters, wide 37,2 meters and will be able to accommodate 4,947 passengers in 1.854 cabins and 1,253 members of crew.

“The construction of Costa Diadema - Michael Thamm has declared - is a concrete engagement for the future increase of our company. It not only has a positive meaning for we, but also for Italy, and in particular for Venice. Thanks to Costa Diadema, in fact, our collaboration with Fincantieri consolidates, than from 2000 it has already carried to the construction of 10 new ships for a value total almost five billions of euro, creating wealth and job for the Country”.
In occasion of the ceremony of start of the construction in basin of the ship, the managing director of Fincantieri has made the point on the market of the shipbuilding one and the company: “the turn of the year - Giuseppe Bono has said - is approached and been time of budgets also for we. 2012 - it has explained - have been a extremely difficult year also and above all for the shipbuilding one. The total total investments have been pairs little more than a quarter regarding those of 2007, than they have translate in a substantial halving of the orders for ships cruise. We - he has emphasized - have made our part, assuring to us almost the totality of these store clerks, to confirmation of the twofold bet that we are determined: on one side to head at the fields that offer positive opportunities of development and from the other to conserve the leadership in the fields of traditional presence. Today, with the beginning of the intense activities for that it will be another splendid ship for the friends of Coast, we look to the future with some confirmation in more”.

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