The ceremony started with the lighting of candles by the Crown Prince Couple and Mr. Koh Jaeho/CEO of the shipyard, followed by reading of prayers for safety during the shipbuilding and her voyage and rice cake cutting also by the Crown Prince Couple, DSME management and Bo Cerup-Simonsen. Then, the Crown Prince Couple performed the first steel cutting by pressing the button together to put the heavy cutting machine in motion.
The Royal Couple and the delegation were greeted by the shipyard management and Mr. Bo Cerup-Simonsen (Head of Maersk Maritime Technology) made a presentation about the Triple-E.
“It was great to be able to celebrate this historic moment together with the Crown Prince couple in well planned ceremony. Furthermore we had a good opportunity to discuss the implications of future demands on climate and environment with the Crown Prince couple, Danish government officials and yard top management in a constructive and positive dialogue,” says Bo Cerup-Simonsen.
The couple were in Korea for the official opening of the EXPO 2012 in Yeosu. The couple officially opened the Danish Pavilion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. APMM Group is one of the main sponsors of the Danish Pavilion. This year’s theme: ‘The Living Ocean and Coast; Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities’ reflects Maersk’s commitment to sustainability journey.
EXPO 2012 opened on 11 May and the steel cutting ceremony was held on May 12th.
To watch the footage from TV2, click below (in Danish):
|Also during the visit
Ken Park (Senior Advisor and the former President of Maersk Korea) was awarded the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour on 14 May. Crown Prince Frederik and Mr. Ulrich Ritsing (Chairman of the Danish Export Association) presented the honours to Mr. Park for his contribution in expanding Maersk Line business and the Danish community during 38 years with Maersk Line.