A Trimline team recently returned to the UK after upgrading 56 suites on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises luxury cruise ship ‘Europa’ at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg.
Work included the fitting of new flooring, fixed furniture, soft furnishings and light fittings, to give the high-end suites a new bright and airy feel.
Trimline’s 60-strong team of joiners, labourers, carpet fitters, hard surface repairers, french polishers, decorators, leather repairers, upholsterers and electricians, spent two weeks undertaking the upgrades.
By using the Trimline App (TAPP) software, the on-site managers were able to assign tasks to specific trades and individuals during the refit, to ensure maximum efficiency throughout.
This was the first time Hapag-Lloyd had used TAPP. The initial feedback was very positive, in particular the progress monitoring and means of recording area inspections to sign-off, which were found to be extremely beneficial.
In addition, during the refit, the team was able to request enhancements to their personal dashboards, which were undertaken within a couple of hours.
Logistics Manager, Tegan Shamley, was on-site to oversee all material movements during the refit.
“During the pre-planning stage, Project Manager, Richard Atkins, had planned for there being little room to store materials on board, due to the size of the vessel. We were then fully prepared and had a plan for daily organisation and control of material movement, to ensure the team had all supplies they needed to hand in a just-in-time manner,” Shamley said.
As a result of efficiencies made and the planning exercise, Trimline completed the work 24-hours early, which gave Hapag-Lloyd Cruises the opportunity to handover to house-keeping a day earlier than planned, giving the company extra time to prepare the suites for guests.
Gabi Haupt, Hapag-Lloyd’s Lead Product Management, ‘Europa’, added, “We are very happy with the renovated suites on our ‘Europa’, they have such a modern, light and beautiful atmosphere and look. During the implementation in the yard, it was a pleasure for our team working with Trimline on this challenging project and we would like to express our sincere thank you to the whole team.”
Trimline’s Director of Projects, Naomi Cooper, oversaw all aspects of the refurbishment from pre-planning to on-site completion.
“I’m so proud of the team. From pre-planning to project completion, they have all worked in a united manner, focussed on delivering a fantastic refit. The expertise of the team, use of TAPP and the meticulous management of daily on-site materials movement, all contributed to us completing the project 24-hours ahead of time,” she said.