Blue Star Line Pty Ltd Chairman Mr Clive Palmer has announced the shipping
company has signed a contract with Deltamarin for the project development phase for the
Titanic II project.
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.
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
Mr Palmer said the new contract with Deltamarin was signed this month and covers a
detailed schedule of events including the commencement of construction and the keel
“The scope of work for the contract includes the establishment of project steering
committees and a management team,” he said.
“Deltamarin will be responsible for coordinating the various parties involved in the project
including the shipyard, architects, interior designers and operations managers.”
Mr Palmer said Deltamarin will undertake a full review of the Titanic II project to
ensure the vessel will be compliant with all current safety and construction regulations.
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.