Grandi Navi Veloci’s Azzuurra headed to Palumbo Shipyards this year for maintenance work (Image: Palumbo Shipyards)
Palumbo Shipyards has carried out refit and maintenance projects for several ferry operators and cruise companies in the first few months of 2019.
The group has performed many repair projects and installed several ballast water management and scrubber systems since the start of the year, including on ferries belonging to Tirrenia, Moby, Grandi Navi Veloci, Superfast Ferries, Jadrolinija, Grimaldi, Hellenic Seaways, Stena Line and many more.
In addition, the group’s Malta shipyard installed an Ecospray open-loop scrubber system onboard Minoan Lines’ ro-pax ferry Knossos Palace. It also carried out extensive dry dock works such as lugging and cladding and converting existing spaces. Above deck, the yard also updated the ship’s electrical, lighting and safety systems.
Palumbo’s newly acquired Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia has also carried out important projects this year, including maintenance on a Stena Line ferry. The team completed all the main engine works, renewed 10 tons of steel, carried out blasting and paint work, installed a scrubber, and performed ramp works and extensive mechanical tasks.
With so many successful projects under its belt, Palumbo has secured many more jobs for the rest of the year, including projects from cruise operators like Australia-based Scenic, which is currently building its expedition ship, Scenic Eclipse.
Palumbo Group is also investing to ensure that its yards can work on LNG-powered ships, which are becoming more common in the passenger shipping and wider marine industries. Plus, it has renewed its collaboration with ABB, which will provide local and efficient assistance on turbochargers during ship refits.
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