ALMACO Group to upgrade Bibby RenaissanceYard News // January 17, 2008
ALMACO Group has been contracted to provide a total turn-key package to Bibby Renaissance, an accommodation vessel or 'coastel.'
The project will be implemented in conjunction with the company's key partners Foreship on the engineering side, Huanan Building Materials (Shenzhen) for the modular cabins, and Yiu Lian Dockyards as the shipyard location in China.
The project will be delivered at the end of summer 2008.
Under the modernization management concept, ALMACO will deliver the total outfitting and steel construction for the accommodation vessel, which is currently an empty steel pontoon with a steel top-side structure but no outfit, equipment or machinery installed.
The project involves widening the vessel by approximately 5.5m. The existing top-side accommodation structure will be split longitudinally in half, leaving the port-side part of the structure in its existing place.
The starboard-side of the structure will be relocated more over the extended hull section on the starboard-side, allowing an area in between the top-side structures where light wells will be created. The total quantity of new steel installed will be over 730 tons.
The project also involves internal outfitting to include rooms with en-suite facilities, public rooms including restaurant, mess room, bar and galley, installation of passenger and service elevators, and an HVAC system to suit worldwide trading. The number of cabins to be installed is 336.
The vessel will also be fitted with adequately sized generator sets with redundancy, sewage treatment plant, hot and cold domestic water systems, ballast and bilge systems, fire detection, and sprinkler and alarm systems.
ALMACO will also provide the complete design for the project. ALMACO's office in Finland will supply the design for the cabins and public spaces, and ALMACO's French office will provide the design for the provision stores and the galleys.