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ALMACO to deliver provision stores for first LNG-powered cruise ships

ALMACO to deliver provision stores for first LNG-powered cruise ships

ALMACO Group announced Meyer Werft has awarded the company the newbuilding contract for Provision Stores and Fast Thawing Chambers for AIDA Cruises’ next generation ships, which are expected to be delivered end of 2018 and 2021.

The pair are the first cruise vessels to be powered by LNG.

The scope of work involves a total of 2,600sq mtr of provision stores that will be delivered,  plus nine of the latest Fast Thawing Chambers(FTC).

The FTC is an ALMACO-engineered system that supports a much faster thawing period on less thawing surface, providing a thawing capacity of 750kg for each room for 12 hours, therefore allowing for 6,750kg in thawing capacity per 24 hours.

ALMACO has delivered FTCs on AIDAprima and AIDAperla.

ALMACO has been involved in the construction of the food handling areas for AIDA Cruises’ new ships since the early 2000’s, delivering catering systems to AIDA’s newbuilds at both Meyer Werft and Mitsubishi.

Deliveries started with the pantries onboard AIDAvita in 2002, through the galleys, pantries, bars and provisions stores to AIDAstella in 2012.

Bjorn Stenwall, president of the marine division at ALMACO Group, said, ‘we are proud to continue our strong relationship with the innovative cruise line, specially in this pioneering move into LNG power.’



Posted 17 March 2017

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