Navantia sees dockings increase

2021-02-26T21:28:58+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Refurbishment|

‘Celebrity Infinity’ has arrived at Navantia’s Cadiz shipyard to undergo an extensive drydocking.

During her 16-day docking, ‘Celebrity Infinity’ will receive be fitted with new valves, undergo hull repairs, the renewal of propellers and stabilisers, and a new coating, the Crew Center has reported.

According to Navantia’s President, the work will need an additional 360 people at the yard.

Navantia has also secured a large contract with Royal Caribbean Group for the refurbishment of its fleet, but some of the work was postponed due to the coronavirus. Only three large cruise ships out of seven, were repaired in Cádiz in 2020, Cruise Center’s report said.

However, this year was described as quite promising as the cruise companies started to plan for the summer season in the hope that the pandemic subsides and they can get their ships ready to sail again.

Both Celebrity Cruise and Royal Caribbean International reserved drydocks over the next few months in order to start the work on the ‘Celebrity Infinity’ and the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, which will arrive in Cadiz in April for a 31 day refit, the report said citing the President of the Navantia Cadiz Council.

Navantia was also believed to be in talks with Windstars Cruises for the repair of several ships in the coming months.