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Mariner of the Seas Undergoes Major Upgrade

(Photo: ALMACO)

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The $120 million upgrade that Royal Caribbean cruise ship Mariner of the Seas received at the Cadiz Navatia shipyard this past June is reportedly the largest ship modernization ever performed and the biggest construction project carried out in Spain At the time of the dry dock, the ship was the largest "hotel" in the country at the time.

ALMACO's contribution to this major revamp included building 38 new panoramic staterooms inside the new aluminum structure on deck 12 forward. In addition, ALMACO built four junior suites and two inside staterooms on deck 11 as well as refurbished the existing Spa on deck 12 and Gym on deck 11.

Given the unprecedented number of contractors working on this massive project, ALMACO coordinated successfully with the shipyard, the project team at Royal Caribbean and the other contractors in the forward block, allowing us to deliver our part of the project ahead of the schedule

Esko Ryyppö, ALMACO's Project Manager leading this project, said, "When thinking of additional key success factors in this type of modernization projects, logistics and work scheduling take front and center." He added, "ALMACO delivered onboard and installed 1,308 pallets of materials during the 32-day dry dock, fully organized and efficiently delivering what was needed, when it was needed, to complete the project successfully."

Sep 5, 2018

 

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