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Shipyard. Brest 3000 people will work on the Norwegian Getaway

Shipyard. Brest 3000 people will work on the Norwegian Getaway

The “Norwegian Getaway” to its docking to repair quay No. 4. |

After the Aurora, Damen Shiprepair welcomes a second ship, the Norwegian Getaway, for a “refit” of thirteen days. It is docked this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to repair Pier No. 4 in Brest commercial port.

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On Wednesday afternoon, strong winds 30 to 35 knots (55 to 65 km / h) prevented the entry into form No. 3 ship Norwegian Getaway for Norwegian Cruise Line. From Southampton, he docked at QR4 (repair quay No. 4), before going into dry dock on Thursday.

The beautiful decorations on the bow of the “Norwegain Getaway”. | WEST FRANCE

3000 people on site

For thirteen days crew, subcontractors commissioned by the board, technicians and subcontractors Damen – a total of 3 000 people – work 24 hrs / 24 on site. The refit (redevelopment and works) is the change of carpets, furniture, decorations, painting, miscellaneous work.

Also on the program, a more complex technical side as the removal of two Azipod (azimuth thrusters), designed by the Finnish company ABB, a power of 17.7 MW each and weighing 178 tons. On these devices, it is planned to change the rotation bearings, weighing 10 tons each.

The Norwegian Getaway ship was docked on the quay No. 4 commercial port of Brest, Wednesday, May 8 2019 | WEST FRANCE

A world first

Two “Multi Wheel” platforms hydraulic wheels, the Dutch company Mammoet, will be used for this operation. On this type of Azipod is also a world first to be directed by Damen.

Other works on the agenda: the visit of the three thrusters side bow, stabilizers; cleaning and painting of the hull, painting the hull, superstructure, and more complex, painting the imposing and beautiful decorations of the hull.

More than 200 semitrailers materials

Upstream, the logistical constraints are important. Consignees UAT will receive more than 200 semi trucks carrying containers, heavy cargo, equipment, tools …

On the platform, three hangars also used to store equipment and spare parts.

The Norwegian Getaway ship was docked on the quay No. 4 commercial port of Brest, Wednesday, May 8 2019 | WEST FRANCE

A capacity of 4028 passengers

Built in 2014 by the shipyard Meyre Werft in Germany, Norwegian Getaway is a long giant 325 m wide and 40 moving 146,000 tons. Its propulsion than 62 400 kilowatts allows him a speed of 21 knots (39 km / h).

With 18 decks and cabins 2014, it has a capacity of 4028 passengers. During his stopover in Brest May 11, 2017, the Norwegian Getaway with 3,783 passengers, had broken the record of cruise passengers welcomed to Brest.

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