SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Cruise ship company MSC Cruises on Monday confirmed orders for four ships in a 3-billion-euro ($3.26 billion) deal that will secure thousands of jobs at the STX shipyard in St-Nazaire in the west of France.
“These are the biggest cruise ships yet built by a European operator – each using around 35,000 tons of steel,” the company said in a statement.
STX France is 66 percent owned by South Korea’s STX Corp and 33 percent owned by the French state, according to STX France’s website. ($1 = 0.9191 euros) (Reporting by Guillaume Frouin; writing by Brian Love; Editing by Alexander Smith)
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