Shipboard cabin and internal space refurbisher ALMACO was was involved in what is claimed to be the largest ship modernisation project performed to date.
The $120 mill upgrade of the ‘Mariner of the Seas’ was undertaken at Navantia’s Cadiz shipyard in June. It also the largest construction project yet carried out in Spain.
ALMACO’s contribution included building 38 new panoramic staterooms inside the new aluminium structure on Deck 12 forward. In addition, ALMACO built four junior suites and two inside staterooms on Deck 11, as well as refurbishing the existing spa on Deck 12 and gym on Deck 11.
Given the unprecedented number of contractors working on this massive project, ALMACO co-ordinated with the shipyard, the project team at Royal Caribbean and the other contractors in the forward block, allowing the company to deliver its part of the project ahead of the schedule.
Esko Ryyppö, ALMACO’s Project Manager, said; “When thinking of additional key success factors in this type of modernisation project, logistics and work scheduling take front and centre. ALMACO delivered on board and installed 1,308 pallets of materials during the 32-day drydock, fully organised and efficiently delivering what was needed, when it was needed, to complete the project successfully.”
In these past 20 years, ALMACO has built and modernised over 25,000 cabins and public spaces, and has partnered Royal Caribbean Cruises in over 60 accommodation and catering area projects.