Following its involvement in the extensive refurbishment of ’Pacific Explorer’ last year, the De Wave Group also contributed to P&O Cruises Australia’s fleet transformation project with recent work on ’Pacific Encounter’.
The work was carried out at the Sembcorp Marine shipyard in Singapore in preparation for the ship joining the P&O fleet.
De Wave Group is also set to be involved with ‘Pacific Adventure’s’ preparation for its planned entry to the fleet later this year.
De Wave undertook work on the ‘Pacific Encounter’s’ interiors as the sole contractor providing a full turnkey service inclusive of all logistical and technical aspects.
Giacomo Poggi, Precetti Far-East CEO, commented: “Even in this challenging period, we were able to organise many containers of materials and co-ordinate the work of a team of over 200 skilled people from four continents, successfully completing a highly prestigious project for our Group.”
In preparation for joining the P&O Cruises Australia fleet from Carnival’s sister brand Princess Cruises, ‘Pacific Encounter’ was refitted with new fixed furnishings, upholstery, and floor and wall coverings. In addition, the existing deck heads were repainted.
The project involved around 50 containers of shipped materials, to fit over 5,000 sq m of refurbished areas, more than 3,000 sq m of wall coverings, 3,500 sq m of outdoor artificial turf, 8,000 sq m of fabrics and 10,000 sq m of carpets.
A significant part of the project undertaken by the De Wave Group’s workers was on the dining area called ‘The Pantry’, with the installation of special catering fittings, including protective glass screens with LED lights and built-in heating lamps, which are integral to maintaining the health and well-being of guests and crew, the company said.