Building and refurbishment news, features and events

Xaler Systems: a flexible partner for refurbishments

Xaler Systems: a flexible partner for refurbishments
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Xaler Systems’ mobile workshop makes it an ideal reupholstery and interior design partner for cruise operators across the world

Firm's mobile workshop means it can work on projects around the world

Damen Shipyards Group opens first engineering centre in Finland

Damen Shipyards Group opens first engineering centre in Finland
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

New team will provide concept and basic engineering for large ro-pax and cruise ships

Silversea to refurbish Silver Shadow as part of Project Invictus

Silversea to refurbish Silver Shadow as part of Project Invictus
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Line will upgrade all suites, corridors, restaurants and many of other onboard spaces

Spirit of Discovery floats out of dry dock in Germany

Spirit of Discovery floats out of dry dock in Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 13, 2019

Meyer Werft carrying out final outfitting and trials ahead of delivering ship to Saga this June

Gibdock converts Baleària ferry to run on LNG fuel

Gibdock converts Baleària ferry to run on LNG fuel
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 13, 2019

Operator plans to convert fiver ferries to dual-fuel to comply with sulphur cap

What are the benefits of restoring ship interiors?

What are the benefits of restoring ship interiors?
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 13, 2019

Magicman’s teams can quickly repair and rejuvenate damaged items on cruise ships, ensuring they remain attractive to passengers all year round

Magicman’s team can help operators ensure interiors remain attractive to all year round

Keeping the industry free from corrosion for 25 years

Keeping the industry free from corrosion for 25 years
By Lindsay James | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Huge savings can be made on managing corrosion thanks to zinc thermal spray and paint duplex systems, according to International Zinc Association

We explore how zinc thermal spray and paint duplex systems can generate huge savings

How to successfully navigate a changing market

How to successfully navigate a changing market
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 3, 2019

A skilled team and well-equipped facilities are making it easy for Blohm+Voss to deliver the new types of refits that operators want to carry out on their cruise ships

A skilled team and well-equipped facilities make it easy for Blohm+Voss to deliver cruise ship refits

Palumbo Shipyards refits vessels for several operators

Palumbo Shipyards refits vessels for several operators
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

The firm is gearing up for more projects after a successful start to the year

Almaco to exhibit at SMM’s Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Expo

Almaco to exhibit at SMM’s Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Expo
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 29, 2019

Multiple exhibitors from the interior design, equipment and technology industries will attend 

Jotun partners with operators to keep fleets ship-shape

Jotun partners with operators to keep fleets ship-shape
By Richard Humphreys | Monday, April 29, 2019

Coating specialist Jotun Group has developed its SeaStock Management Solution to help ship operators achieve transparent, predictable and efficient onboard maintenance and logistics related to seastock deliveries

Coating specialist Jotun Group shares how its solution improves onboard maintenance

Chantiers de l’Atlantique cuts steel for fifth Oasis-class ship

Chantiers de l’Atlantique cuts steel for fifth Oasis-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 25, 2019

French shipyard is scheduled to deliver Royal Caribbean' newbuild in 2021

First-class ferry designs from Incat Crowther

First-class ferry designs from Incat Crowther
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Marine design firm is the perfect partner for operators who want to expand their fleets or switch to eco-friendly propulsion technologies. Dan Mace tells Rebecca Gibson why

Dan Mace on how the marine design firm can help operators expand fleets or switch to green propulsion

AIDAluna resumes service after Blohm+Voss refit

AIDAluna resumes service after Blohm+Voss refit
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 22, 2019

AIDA Cruises ship now has shore power connection technology and an Alpine dining and music venue

Den Breejen Shipyard: experts in design and building

Den Breejen Shipyard: experts in design and building
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 22, 2019

Ilona Kamsteeg-Den Breejen tells Rebecca Gibson why the Dutch shipyard is becoming a popular partner for river cruise operators

Ilona Kamsteeg-Den Breejen explains why the Dutch shipyard is popular with river cruise lines

Vahali Shipyard completes hull construction on Tauck’s Andorinha

Vahali Shipyard completes hull construction on Tauck’s Andorinha
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 19, 2019

Ship has now been transported to Hardinxveld, the Netherlands for its final outfitting

Stena Line floats out Stena Edda at Avic Weihai Shipyard

Stena Line floats out Stena Edda at Avic Weihai Shipyard
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 19, 2019

New E-Flexer ferry will sail between Belfast and Liverpool when it enters service in spring 2020

How floating hotels can cut costs during ship refits

How floating hotels can cut costs during ship refits
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Miray International’s chairman Vedat Ugurlu tells Rebecca Gibson how housing crew, vendors and project teams on chartered ferries can help cruise brands save time and money during ship refits

Miray International’s Vedat Ugurlu explains the benefits of housing project teams on chartered ferries

Spectrum of the Seas joins Royal Caribbean fleet

Spectrum of the Seas joins Royal Caribbean fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 12, 2019

Line's first Quantum Ultra Class ship has been delivered by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft

Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge-class ship

Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Vessel will be delivered by French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique in autumn 2024