Swedish company Stena RoRo, after several years of design and construction, is ready to deliver Global Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.
The ship is now soon to be ready and leave the Tianjin Xingang shipyard in northern China.
Stena RoRo has been responsible for the design, the contracting and the construction oversight of the complex vessel. In addition to the Chinese shipyard the project includes several European, American and Asian subcontractors.
Mercy Ships, the international charity that ordered the vessel, expects it to enter service by the end of 2021, after transport to Africa.
Mercy Ships has been providing medical care on ships for more than 40 years and its hospital ships are in a port in each country for about ten months.
The Global Mercy is the organization’s first newly built hospital ship and will more than double the capacity of Mercy Ships to deliver aid.