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‘Norwegian Epic’

Damen Shiprepair Brest carries out refit and maintenance project for Norwegian Cruise Line

Date
October 2015
Ship name
‘Norwegian Epic’
Ship type
Sea Cruise
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Brest
Tasks performed for this project
  • Refit
  • Maintenance

Norwegian Cruise Line’s vessel ‘Norwegian Epic’ was at Damen Shiprepair Brest between 27 September and 17 October 2015 for a wide-ranging scope of refit and maintenance works. As is usual with cruise-related work, time was of the essence with this project, a fast turnaround being required in order for the vessel to be ready in time for her next passengers.

Specifically, the work encompassed blasting and repainting of the hull, fitting of two new rudders, full overhaul of two stabilizers in the yard workshop, overhaul of all hull side valves and of six thrusters. The propellers were removed for inspection and all inlet/outlet OB valves were inspected and upgraded. The large-scale logistical operations, including the waste management induced by the refurbishment of the public spaces, was handled by Damen Shiprepair Brest. At the same time, the first special survey since the ‘Norwegian Epic’s’ commissioning was carried out.

The ‘Norwegian Epic’ is the 5th largest cruise liner in the world. The 329 metre long, 41 metre wide vessel was placed in the yard’s number 3 drydock, measuring 420 x 80 metres, one of the biggest docks in Europe.

The logistical coordination of the work was in itself a challenge. The project featured 3,500 personnel, the handling of a large volume of containers, a diverse array of equipment for the interior of the vessel, and all lifeboats and tender boats.

All of the work had to be completed in just 21 days to enable the vessel to sail to her next scheduled destination. Thanks to good communication between the project teams and sound preparation, the project completed early and on-budget, enabling the vessel to sail out from the yard a day early.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Vice President of Technical Operations: “Thank you for the hospitality. Your people did a very good job and we would like to have the opportunity to come back again.”

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Damen Shiprepair Brest is a well-established repair yard with modern facilities. It has three dry docks, the largest being 420 x 80 m, which is one of the biggest in Europe. This allows the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world.

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