January 27, 2022

Viking International and Arab Contractors launching the giant cruise “Viking Osiris” on the Nile River

Viking International Company for Tourism has launched its latest giant cruise on the Nile River, “Viking Osiris”. The launch was given by Mr. Tony Hoffman – Vice President and Eng. Sayed Farouk – CEO and Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company which manufactured the floating hotel at Massara Shipyard. 
This was in the presence of Mr. Mohamed El Banna , Mr. Sherif El Banna– Chairman of Viking Nile Cruise Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Youssef – Board Member of the Arab Contractors Company, Eng. Khaled Eissa – Executive Board Member and Head of Electromechanical Projects and Manufacturing Sectors, Eng. Ahmed Eissa – Head of Manufacturing Sector, Eng. Osama El Desouki – Manager of Massara Shipyard which implemented the works and the company engineers, supervisors and workers. 
Eng. Sayed Farouk – CEO and Chairman of the Arab Contractors Company expressed his great happiness at the completion of the manufacture of that river unit in the company's shipyard. He added that this project is considered evidence of Egypt’s stability and the efforts of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the Egyptian Government in attracting foreign investments to Egypt. He stated that the workers of the Arab Contractors were able to carry out the project with great efficiency, and he paid tribute and appreciation to all the workers of the shipyard.
“Viking Osiris” Cruise is the newest tourist facility on the Nile River, with a total length of 72 m, 14.5 m width, 10.30 m height and its weight reached 750 tons. It includes 41 rooms and suites. It was implemented under the supervision of Lloyd's Register. It is considered one of the global tourist and investment destinations in the floating hotels on the Nile River. It has been designed and implemented to keep up with the latest energy-saving and environmentally friendly shipbuilding technology according to the requirements of the Egyptian River Navigation Authority. 
After the launching, Viking International and Arab Contractors signed a letter of intent to build two new floating hotels of the same giant type in Massara Shipyard, which is the only Egyptian shipyard that manufacturing this type floating hotels for having state-of-the-art equipment, as well as high experience in this field, which has been built up over 40 years. The shipyard has a 1600 ton ship lift, besides its technical techniques which make it a pioneer in this field. Massara Shipyard is one of the industrial castles of the Arab Contractors Company, along with its long history of manufacturing floating hotels and restaurants, floaters and carrying out integrated maintenance work for the river units. Besides, its participation in the manufacturing and installation of the metal sectors for the mega and national projects which were implemented by the company. Massara Shipyard executed nearly 90 floating hotels, five-star tourist restaurants, cargo barges, river buses, floaters, yachts, motorboats, locomotives, floating cranes with a capacity up to 150 ton, floating pontoons according to the requirements of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), the manufacturing of 4 river buses for Sudan and the manufacturing and supplying of 2 river ferries to work in Ghana.

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