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Blohm & Voss delivers Queen Mary 2 refit

Te Hamburg yard remains very active in the cruise ship sector, handling projects for Cunard and Crystal Cruises, among others.

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lohm & Voss Repair has successfully completed the prestigious 14-day refit of Cunard

Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2, in its Elbe 17 dock. The major refurbishment, which took place in November last year, included extensive interior upgrades, with the fitting of new carpets and curtains, enhancements all 1310 staterooms, and improvements to most of the vessel’s restaurants and bar areas. Te Tillberg Design Company, who involved in

the cruise liner’s

original design, were engaged by Cunard to handle the refit project, and worked in close partnership with the yard. Tis is the fiſth time since its launch eight years ago that the vessel has docked with Blohm & Voss. The same month Cunard also

entrusted work on another of its vessels, Oriana, to Blohm & Voss. The cruise

ship was in the yard’s Dock 11 facility for around four weeks for some significant upgrade works, including the fitting of a “duck tail” to the hull, to improve stability at sea and enhance passenger comfort. Several additional cabins were also installed, through the conversion of public spaces onboard, and existing

Mivan completes contracts

Te Northern Ireland-based outfitter has handled work on both Queen Mary 2 and Star Princess in recent months.


tar Princess was the second ship in the Princess Cruises fleet that Mivan had worked on during

2011, having successfully completed refurbishment work to the Grand Princess in May at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard. Te scope of work on the Star Princess included the construction of the Crown Grill Steak house, and on this occasion Mivan’s outfitting team was onboard in the Fincantieri Trieste yard for three weeks during November and December. Te company also completed a contract

on Queen Mary 2 for client Cunard Line. Te refit was carried out over two weeks in November and December at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg. Mivan provided ship-wide upgrades of the public areas, including the Golden Lion pub which has benefited from a complete redesign. Off-site pre-fabrication for these

cabins and public spaces went through an extensive refit. Blohm & Voss’ scope of work further included overhauls to the propulsion shafts, engines, piping and electrical systems, as well as some steel work and tank cleaning and maintenance. The pool area has also been modernised and upgraded with new pool bar and lounge areas. Blohm & Voss has

recently been

Queen Mary 2 and Oriana side by side at Blohm & Voss last November.

successful in securing a contract from Crystal Cruises to upgrade Crystal Symphony in a US$15 million, 15-day dry dock scheduled for June 2012. Tis work will include improvements to most of the public spaces onboard, the installation of new electronic ‘do not disturb’ doorbells in all staterooms and environmentally- efficient lighting. Te yard will also carry out regular maintenance and cleaning jobs during the Crystal Symphony’s stay in Hamburg. SRCT

The new Crown Grill on Star Princess.

projects took place at Mivan’s 11,000m2 manufacturing facility in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The cruise ship sector remains

Shiprepair and Conversion Technology 1st Quarter 2012

central for the company as it completed over £8 million (US$10 million) of cruise interiors work during 2011. SRCT


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