P&O Cruises Ventura has Scrubbers Installed


The P&O Cruises’ have installed scrubbers to its Grand-class cruise ship in a two-week docking procedure at the Damen Shiprepair Brest.

What happened?

The installation of scrubbers were carried out on the Grand-class cruise ship ‘Ventura’ in a two-week docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest.

The vessel which was launched in 2008 had visited the dock for the vessel to undergo a regular docking combined with maintenance work.

The maintenance programme included installing two exhaust gas scrubbers, for which Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) designed, manufactured and installed a sea chest.

The vessel’s hull was ultra-high-pressure water blasted and had its superstructure, repainted. Additional works included maintenance of the propulsion systems and stabilisers, plus other minor repairs.

Challenging logistics

In a statement released by the DSBr said, “The logistics were “particularly challenging”, with a wide range of subcontractors needing access to the vessel both inside and out, and hundreds of containers, trucks and garbage skips to be positioned around the dock and manoeuvred as necessary during the two-week period”.

Damen Shiprepair Brest managing director Patrick Renavot said, “As always, meticulous planning and exact specification of all the different tasks to be undertaken took place in the months before its arrival. That, plus excellent organisation while it was in the yard, was the key to success. This is the first time that we have welcomed a vessel owned by Carnival plc (which operates the P&O Cruises brand) and we were delighted that the project was a success. All planned work was finished on time and the vessel returned to its busy schedule on schedule”.

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Source: Passenger Ship