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Marella Explorer refurb carried out by Trimline using new TAPP app

An ultra-high efficiency lighting system, allegedly 15% more efficient than standard LED drivers, was installed onboard Marella Explorer
The refurbishment of Marella Cruises’ Marella Explorer has been completed by Trimline in Puerto Real, Spain using the outfitter’s new TAPP app to monitor the project.

Four-week refit

The complex four-week refit involved the refurbishment of the Latitude and Vista dining areas, including the installation of an ultra-high efficiency lighting system alleged by Trimline to be 15% more efficient than standard LED drivers, saving 130t of Co2 annually.

As well as carpeting 60 cabins, the company installed a fully interactive LED dance floor at Indigo and re-covered loose seats & sofas inside The Mediterranean Bar. Work was also carried out at: Squid & Anchor; The Hideout; the pool deck; The Attic; Umi Sushi; the cinema; Broadway Show Lounge; Coffee Port; Lounge; Bar 53; The Shack; at Destination Services; Cruise Holiday Store.

The project comprised a total 80 Trimline floor layers, decorators, joiners, upholsterers, tilers, electricians, french polishers, welders and hard surface repair specialists. 

TAPP app

The TAPP app provided a way for Trimline, its customers, suppliers and contractors to work collaboratively on the project. It comes with progress monitoring functionality and shows a breakdown of planned versus real-time resource hours. Remarked Matt Easton, refurbishment manager, Marella Cruises: ‘By using TAPP I had constant access to live data, allowing me to see exactly where Trimline were against their plan and when an area was ready for sign off.’ 

He added: ‘We had total transparency throughout the project which gave us confidence that we would complete on-schedule.’ The app shows purchase status, allowing the project management team to view where materials were within the ordering process. 

Contractors were able to quickly access all their required travel & working documentation from the TAPP hub with a dedicated contractor portal allowing for the reading and signing of documentation such as risk assessments. 

People movement onboard was monitored by a fully automated check-in and -out system.

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