LIVERPOOL, UK -- ALMACO Group has provided a total turnkey package for the accommodation vessel Bibby Renaissance, which includes structural construction as well as the total outfitting of the vessel with accommodations, food-handling, and additional systems.
The project involved widening the vessel, originally an empty steel pontoon, by approximately 5.5 m (18 ft). The existing topside accommodation structure was split in half, leaving the port-side part of the structure in its existing place. The starboard side of the structure was relocated over the extended hull section on the starboard side, allowing an area in between the topside structures where light wells were created. The total quantity of new steel installed was over 730 metric tons (805 tons).
The project also involved interior outfitting with accommodations, food-handling, and several other systems. The vessel was outfitted with 336 modular cabins with en-suite facilities. The project also included public rooms such as restaurant, mess room, bar, provision stores and galley, passenger and service elevators, as well as an HVAC system to suit worldwide trading. The unit was additionally 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 provided the complete design for the project. The company’s Finland office supplied the design for the cabins and public spaces, and its France office provided the design for the provision stores and galley. ALMACO's partner on the engineering side, Foreship, was closely involved in the feasibility phase of the project and handled the basic design and a large part of the detail design.
ALMACO's project organization comprised 50 people, with the project management team located onsite at the company’s partner yard Yiu Lian Dockyards in China. The vessel was delivered to Bibby Maritime in May, and is currently in Malaysia.
ALMACO Group delivers Bibby Renaissance
ALMACO Group has provided a total turnkey package for the accommodation vessel Bibby Renaissance, which includes structural construction as well as the total outfitting of the vessel with accommodations, food-handling, and additional systems.