ALMACO’s scope of work for the two new ships includes design, supply and installation of all catering-related equipment in the galleys, bars, buffets, pantries, provision stores and Refrigeration Machinery. Additionally, ALMACO’s delivery includes the latest energy-saving and monitoring technology through ICM, or Integrated Catering Management system.
This system incorporates the galley energy savings from GEM 2.0, the control and monitoring capabilities for refrigerated equipment from REM, as well as data retrieval from ovens and dishwashers to allow for comprehensive management of all aspects related to the food handling areas.
The galleys of the two newbuilds will be equipped with ALMACO GEM 2.0 (Galley Energy Management), an ALMACO-developed system that enables ship owners to reduce the power consumption of the cooking equipment in the galley areas drastically; this is a significant benefit considering that the galleys are one of the largest consumers of electrical power on cruise ships.
The newbuilds will also feature another ALMACO-developed system called ALMACO REM (Refrigeration Equipment Monitoring) that controls and monitors the refrigeration plants, provision stores and the galley refrigerators with one single system, and enables a full overview of the hundreds of cold consumers of the vessel.
'The strength of ALMACO’s long-term relationship with Meyer Werft and Star Cruises is reinforced by the order to deliver high-quality and energy-efficient food handling solutions for their newbuilds,; says Björn Stenwall, president of ALMACO’s marine division. 'ALMACO’s knowledge and expertise in delivering catering solutions for newbuilds together with our close cooperation with Meyer Werft supports the continuous leadership of ALMACO’s Complete Food Handling Solutions in the newbuilding cruise market,' Stenwall adds.