Blue Star Line Pty Ltd Chairman Professor Clive Palmer has announced the shipping company has engaged Tillberg Design of Sweden to provide architectural and design services for the interior of the Titanic II project.

Titanic 2 Project, Clive Palmer & Fredrik Johansson / Photo © Blue Star Line

Titanic 2 Project, Clive Palmer & Fredrik Johansson / Photo © Blue Star Line

Blue Star Line has undertaken the task of building Titanic II, a replica of the original RMS Titanic, which is scheduled to sail from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016.

Professor Palmer said the engagement with Tillberg Design of Sweden was retained this month and includes the design of the first, second and third class accommodation, smoking room, first class lounge, Café Parisian, grand staircase and modern features on the safety deck.

Fredrik Johansson, Tillberg Design of Sweden partner and senior architect, said the Swedish company is thrilled to be associated with Blue Star Line and with this exceptionally exciting and prestigious project.

“The whole concept of building a period replica is naturally to give an experience that is as close to the original as possible,” he said.

“The fact that Blue Star Line has chosen Tillberg Design of Sweden for the design of the Titanic II is beyond our wildest dreams and a first rate vote of confidence.”

Titanic II, a full scale version of the original ship, is being designed by the Finland-based Deltamarin and will be built by leading Chinese shipbuilders CSC Jinling Shipyard, which since 1996 has built vessels for customers from more than 20 countries.

While every bit as luxurious as the original, Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems.

Tillberg Design of Sweden was founded in the south of Sweden in1964 and is the world’s leading company within marine architecture and interior design. During it’s nearly 50 year long history, the Company has planned and designed interiors for approximately 150 vessels, large and small. Recent projects in their portfolio include the Queen Mary 2, Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway, Disney Magic & Fantasy, Costa neoRomantica, TUI Cruises Blu Motion and Azamara Quest and Journey.

V.Ships is the largest supplier of management and outsourcing services to the maritime leisure industry. Approximately 200 shore-based and 7000 crew provide services to more than 150 cruise vessels, ferries and super yachts. These services are in many cases customized to meet the specific needs of clients including the ability to provide integrated deck & engine and hotel management as part of the same service offering.

Deltamarin is a Finland-based ship design and marine engineering company. Deltamarin specialises in consulting, design and engineering and project management from small concept development tasks and studies, to complete engineering packages in the marine field. The group was founded in 1990 by a group of naval architects and engineers. Their major projects include ‘Oasis of the Seas’, ‘Celebrity Solstice’ and ‘Celebrity Equinox’. More than 400 people are currently employed by the group world-wide.

CSC Jinling Shipyard is a major Chinese state-owned shipbuilding enterprise which was founded in 1952. Jinling Shipyard entered into international new shipbuilding market in 1996 building different types of high quality vessels including the RORO vessels, production of oil and chemical tankers, platform supply vessels, container vessels, multi-purpose vessels, bulk carriers and floating dock and semi-submarine barges for domestic and international customers from more than 20 countries.

Blue Star Line is an Australian shipping company that was established in 2012 and it is owned by billionaire mining magnate Professor Clive Palmer. In April, 2012, Blue Star Line announced it would recreate one of the most famous ships in the world, the Titanic, in honour of the 100 year anniversary of the launch and untimely fate of the Titanic. While every bit as luxurious as her namesake, Blue Star Line’s Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems.

Information source: Blue Star Line

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