Damen Shiprepair Brest again demonstrates cruise expertise with 'Explorer of the Seas' maintenance
- September 2020
- Ship name
- Explorer of the Seas
- Ship type
- Damen Shiprepair Brest
- Tasks performed for this project
Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Explorer of the Seas recently underwent a scope of maintenance works at Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr). The vessel arrived in July, immediately following the departure of her sister vessel Anthem of the Seas.
Explorer of the Seas underwent a range of maintenance works, including the full overhaul of her four thrusters, work to her stabilisers, hull and superstructure painting, sea water piping renewal, azipod slewing bearing replacement and renewal of complete emergency and auxiliary genset exhausts.
The project took place during the coronavirus outbreak, which entailed DSBr incorporating robust safety measures to ensure that work could take place without compromising the well-being of personnel and crew.
“Thanks to in-depth planning and the excellent cooperation between the yard, the suppliers and the client – with a little help from the weather! – the project was completed on time to everyone’s satisfaction. With this project and recent work on other cruise vessels, including Anthem of the Seas, DSBr has again confirmed its expertise and capability in serving the cruise industry.”
Type of tasks performed
Azipods slewing bearing seals replacement (tranfer of bearings out of the vessel for this operation)
Azipods and fixipod shaft pullout for cryogenic cleaning of rotor and stator
Thrusters full overhaul with renewal of 4 bodies
Hull & superstructure full paint system
Sea water piping renewal
Renewal of complete emergency and auxiliary genset exhausts
Complete laundry equipments & materials offloading and loading
Major logistic assistance for revit equipments loading (3 shell openings of 7m by 4m with dedicated platform)