Damen Shiprepair Brest has started scheduled maintenance work onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Epic at its yard in Bretagne, France.
The ship, which entered the yard’s largest drydock on 27 September, will undergo a series of repairs and upgrades before departing Brest on 18 October.
To ensure it could cater for Norwegian Epic and carry out other cruise ships refits, Damen Shiprepair Brest worked with the local government body, La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industriel, to upgrade its yard.
The yard now has a new fire and water cooling supply system, which can supply up to 800 m3 per hour and can be adjusted by a variable flow control to suit different vessels’ needs.
It also has a new sewage system with buffer tanks and pumps that are connected to the yard’s sewage treatment plant via pipelines, which will assist engineers when they are making modifications to the cruise vessel’s onboard system.
The owner’s subcontractor storage areas and workshops have also been upgraded, while Damen has established an agreement to use the adjacent yard of the terminal operator to unload, temporarily store and load containers for cruise projects.