Adonia Fathom dry dock
On May 2nd 2016, Carnival Cruises’ Adonia sailed into the history books when she became the first cruise vessel since the 1950s to sail direct from the USA to Cuba. As part of her recent overhaul, Atlantic Pacific Marine was tasked with multiple works during her dry dock in Freeport.
Our main project was the new installation of a new Alpha Laval Ballast Water Treatment system. This involved cutting out steel shelving in the engine room, and re-locating and installing steel foundations for the plant. Also we installed the AOT reactor, filter, CIP unit, lamp drive cabinet, lamp drive skid, booster pumps and all electrical panels and equipment.
Additionally, we undertook a number of steel work projects and pipe repairs throughout the vessel, plus re-positioned the emergency air generators on deck 10.
Pipework for the Ballast Water Treatment system included Cunifer, GRE, GF, and stainless steel, and encompassed all the water, sea cooling, fresh water and air supplies for the plant.
All the associated valves were supplied and installed by our team, along with all the associated electrical work.
The project was completed in 10 days, on-time and on-budget.
MBR upgrade for The World
The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht. The residents live on board as the ship travels, staying in ports for several days at a time. She has 165 luxury residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship’s residents. Average occupancy is 150 – 200 residents and guests.
The World flies the flag of The Bahamas and has a gross tonnage of 43,524 tons. The super yacht is 644 feet long, 98 feet wide, has 12 decks and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots.
On 20th April 2016 a 6-man team from Atlantic Pacific Marine boarded The World a week before her scheduled dry dock, to cut out the existing sewage plant. The team then reinforced the steel base ready to sit the new plant on. During dry dock we installed all modulars around the tank, plus fully built and welded the 316L stainless steel main process tank itself. All connecting pipework was SCH10 stainless steel.
The new MBR system which we installed uses biological degradation and membrane separation to treat black and grey water. The process produces the highest quality discharge without requiring any addition, or generation of, chemicals which are hazardous to the environment or ship operation. The new system exceeds USCG and Alaska discharge standards.
The project was completed on-budget and on-time, taking 23 days in total from start to finish.
Atlantic Pacific Marine opens Miami branch
Following yet another year of unprecedented success and growth, marine engineering company Atlantic Pacific Marine has opened a new site in Fort Lauderdale in order to meet its ever-increasing workload and customer base.
Atlantic Pacific Marine (APM) is head-quartered in Cardiff (UK) but operates globally. In the past year alone, the company has completed dry dock projects and refits in the Grand Bahamas, Australia, Germany, the UK, Singapore, Italy, and of course, Miami. Its clients include Carnival Australia, Carnival UK, Princess Cruises, P&O, Wärtsilä, Crystal Cruises and Disney Cruise Line.
APM is only five years old, but has already established a strong reputation in the shipping industry for its no-nonsense integrity and honesty; top quality services, tight project management and fast turnaround.
“We’re dedicated to the marine and offshore sectors,” says APM MD, Leroy Bishop. “All our teams are drawn from quality UK tradesmen with full trade certifications. They’re always well-presented and always exceed Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental regulations. This, combined with our ethos of honesty and integrity, means that our reputation has spread and our business has grown tenfold.”
That popularity within the marine sector and its follow-on business growth has already resulted in APM having to relocate its HQ to a bigger site in Cardiff less than twenty-four months ago. With the opening of the Fort Lauderdale site, the company looks set to go from strength to strength.
The site is in a prime location within the harbour itself, and includes fully staffed offices and 6000 sq ft of fabrication workshop. The company has been formally set-up with the US Authorities and is called Atlantic Pacific Miami. Senior APM Project Manager Mark Meredith is heading up the new operation. He and his entire family are relocating to Miami. Mark has worked in the industry for 27 years, and brings a wealth of experience to the Ft Lauderdale branch. His most recent projects in 2015 have seen him manage refits on the Caribbean Princess, the Crown Princess and the Island Princess. ENDS
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