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Scanship wins Total Clean Ship System order for Silversea newbuilding

Scanship Holding ASA, the listed Norwegian engineering group, says it has through its subsidiary Scanship AS been awarded a contract for delivery of Scanship Total Clean Ship System on a Silversea newbuilding at Fincantieri.

The vessel, which will service the ultra-luxury market with worldwide itinerary, will enter the market in 2016. Scanship's main delivery of equipment for advanced wastewater purification, vacuum food waste processing and garbage handling with incineration will take place during Q3 of 2015.

"We are very pleased to be selected as a partner by Fincantieri for this prestigious project, increasing our market share within total clean ship systems. This confirms that our technology is requested by vessels that need to be in compliance with the highest environmental standards worldwide," Henrik Badin, Scanship's CEO, said in a statement.

Trimline refurbishes twenty suites for Azamara Club Cruises

Trimline, Southampton-based marine interior refurbishment specialists, has completed a month-long refurbishment of twenty Owners Suites on the Azamara Quest and Journey on behalf of Azamara Club Cruises.

Working on-the-run, while the ships were in service, Trimline carefully coordinated with the staff on-board and worked around passenger schedules to keep passenger disruption to a minimum. Limiting the noisiest work to periods when guests were off the ships, ensured that there was no impact on the cruise experience.
Fourteen staff from Trimline, including joiners, carpet fitters, electricians, upholsterers, decorators, labourers and a French polisher, joined the Azamara Quest in Greece and began the strip-out of the ten existing suite interiors.

The refurbishment included installing new sofas, bed frames and arm chairs and the fitting of new carpets. The suites were re-decorated with luxurious embossed wallpaper in the living and bedroom areas, cornices were painted and some suites had new floating floors installed along with replacement steel sheeting to replace worn existing sheets. New lamps were installed along with new wall lamps by the team of electricians.

All the curtains for the suites were handmade at Trimline’s Southampton headquarters, with extra care and attention-to-detail being paid to the delicate silk material used. Hand sewing techniques were used by the soft furnishings team instead of machine stitching to preserve and maintain the materials and the curtains.

Extra care was also taken with the installation of the wallpaper. The delicate material was installed using less water and paste to retain the integrity of the intricate pattern.
Daniella Camere, Project Manager at Royal Caribbean, commented: “Trimline was given very tight deadlines and late deliveries were handled extremely well within the project deadline. They were particularly helpful in managing the purchasing and long lead times from vendors and we were extremely satisfied with the way the project was managed.”

The work was undertaken consecutively with ten suites on Azamara Quest finished in mid-November and the ten suites refurbishment on Azamara Journey commencing immediately after in Italy.

Mike Oliver, Sales & Marketing Director, at Trimline said: “We are delighted with the work we have carried out to the two Azamara cruise ships. Working on-the-run always has its challenges, but we are adept at handling these and overcoming any potential limitations. We managed twenty installations of suitess within very tight deadlines and we’re really happy with the results.”

KONE wins a fourth consecutive Oasis-class order

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will equip Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's latest luxury cruise ship, Oasis 4. The new ship will be a sister vessel of the world's largest cruise vessel Oasis 3, with 42 elevators and two escalators. This is the fourth consecutive Oasis-class order for KONE. The cruise ship will feature KONE's energy-efficient people flow solutions which will benefit altogether 7700 passengers and crew members on a daily basis.

KONE is to supply the 360m long and 220 000 gross ton cruise ship with 24 energy-efficient KONE MiniSpace passenger elevators, including 12 scenic glass cabins, four KONE MiniSpace service elevators and 14 KONE MonoSpace service elevators. All the elevators will include regenerative drives that supply energy back to the ship's power network.

Oasis 4 will also be equipped with a special gangway button option which will direct passengers automatically to the correct level for disembarkation, depending on the port.

The order also calls for KONE to supply two KONE TravelMaster® galley escalators and three KONE Motala MC 2000 platforms for people with limited mobility.

"At KONE, we are extremely proud to be part of creating yet another Oasis-class cruising experience," says Ari Winter, Head of Marine Business at KONE. "For us, it is a testament of our successful work and solutions provided earlier for the largest sailing cruise vessels in the world, the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas."

Oasis 4 will be built byt STX France in St. Nazaire, France and it is expected to be ready in 2018.

The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2014.   

Queen Mary 2 to be fitted with Wärtsilä Hamworthy waste water treatment system

Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced waste water treatment system. "This installation will enable the vessel to fully comply with the IMO's requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from ships," the Finnish engineering group that supplies the system said in a statement..

The Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor (MBR) solutions are designed to facilitate the management and treatment of both 'grey' and 'black' waste water, and to monitor discharges to the sea. The contract was awarded by Cunard Line during the third quarter of 2014.

Cunard's 2620 passenger capacity Queen Mary 2 entered service in 2004 and was designed with the aim of reducing the vessel's impact on the environment through more efficient management of waste. The existing on-board system is now due for replacement and two Wärtsilä Hamworthy MBR 16 systems have been selected to maintain the ship's high environmental standards.

"Environmental performance is of ever increasing importance throughout the marine industry, but especially so for cruise ships and ferries. Wärtsilä's in-house know-how and broad experience in wastewater treatment and management systems for ships were crucial factors in the award of this important contract," says Juha Kytölä, Vice President, Environmental Solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

Wärtsilä's innovative MBR system is an evolution of the company's proven sewage treatment technology for handling grey and black water waste. The company has over 30 years experience in wastewater treatment and in meeting the waste handling needs of the marine industry.

"The technology is an advanced wastewater treatment process based on biological degradation and membrane separation. It delivers the highest quality discharge without requiring any addition or generation of chemicals hazardous to the maritime or shipboard environments. The Wärtsilä Hamworthy MBR is capable of meeting both current and anticipated effluent quality standards," the company said.

TUI Cruises installs Resco PMS on its fleet

TUI Cruises has entered into an agreement with Rescompany for implementation of the powerful Resco PMS and POS (Resco SMS) on board its coming fleet of new builds. The Mein Schiff 4 is already under construction and will will be delivered in June this year. TUI Cruises has successfully operated the Resco systems since its first cruise back in 2009.

TUI Cruises was founded in April 2008. The cruise brand offers a contemporary holiday on the sea and is aimed at the German market. The company is a joint venture of TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd - the second largest cruise company in the world.

The first ship Mein Schiff 1 entered service in May 2009. The sister ship, the Mein Schiff 2, followed in May 2011. Following the successful launch of the first two ships, the fleet grew in 2014 with the first new building in Mein Schiff 3. The logical extension of the fleet is now three more new builds, the Mein Schiff 4 arriving in June 2015, Mein Schiff 5 in 2016 and the Mein Schiff 6 in 2017.

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