NIT, a Finnish marine outfitter, has supplied select interiors to the new AIDAprima.

“Our delivery included the main staircase and spa and it was mainly implemented as an EPS contract,” said Jari Suominen, CEO of NIT. “We finished the staircase 12 months after signing the deal with Mitsubishi. I think this is one of the fastest deliveries of its kind in the history of NIT, and I am very proud of our hard-working team.”

Among the challenges was the location of the shipyard, some 5,000 miles from NIT's Finland offices.

“It was absolutely necessary for us to look for new markets some years ago as the future of Finnish shipbuilding looked really worrisome,” Suominen said.

“Now the Turku shipyard has made a complete turnaround under the leadership of Meyer. Our competence has strengthened after projects with MHI and Meyer Werft in Papenburg, and this valuable experience is now available to all our customers.”

Photo: Spa welcome area by NIT.