Damen Shiprepair Brest refurbishes Norwegian Breakaway

Damen Shiprepair Brest refurbishes Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway was docked at Damen's shiypard in Brest, France for 11 days (Image: Damen Shiprepair Brest)

Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) successfully completed an 11-day scheduled maintenance and renovation project on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway this spring, delivering the refurbished vessel six hours ahead of schedule.

Norwegian Breakaway docked in DSBr’s 420-metre Number 3 dry dock as the shipyard’s team worked with engineers from ABB Marine to repair the shaft bearings and replace the slewing seals on her to ABB azipod propulsion units. At the same time, DSBr technicians also worked with Brunvoll to perform maintenance work on the ship’s three bow thrusters and the two Fincantieri stabilisers. The hull was also repainted.

In addition, DSBr worked with a specialist contractor to manage a project to replace large quantities of Norwegian Breakaway’s carpets and provided materials and tools for other subcontractors.

“I truly believe that all the personnel at Damen Shiprepair Brest really appreciated the opportunity to work on Norwegian Breakaway as the collaboration with the ship’s staff was more than excellent during the entire dry dock period,” said Laurent Salou, project manager at Damen Shiprepair Brest. “The client chose us for this project not only because we are capable of handling a ship of this size, but also because we are close to the major cruise terminal at Southampton, which was its last port of call. The client was also very satisfied with the works that we performed on Norwegian Epic in 2015 and I am pleased to be able to report that the client was very happy with performance of the DSBr workers and the yard on this project as well.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, July 10, 2018