Damen Shiprepair Brest Completes Mechanical Works on Norwegian Breakaway

By ,   July 14, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The 146,000 DWT, 326-metre Norwegian Breakaway sailed to Brest on April 28 for 11 days of scheduled refurbishment.

The primary objective of the call was mechanical works on the two ABB azipods of the ship. The DSBr team worked alongside ABB service engineers on the azipods to repair shaft bearings and replace slewing seals.

The works required removal of the two propellers and took place in close coordination with the other teams that were working on the ship to ensure no dust and other contaminants entered the systems within the azipods.

DSBr technicians worked at the same time with runvoll AS personnel to undertake maintenance of the ship’s 3 bowthrusters, and dismantling, maintaining and refitting the couple of Fincantieri stabilisers. The hull of the ship was repainted, which involved the usual paintworks and the decorative artwork on the forward topsides of the vessel.

NCL Norwegian Breakaway ship

While Norwegian Breakaway was in the 420-metre, #3 dry dock, large quantities of carpets inside the ship were removed and replaced by specialist contractor as part of the rolling programme. DSBr managed 24/7 logistical flow, ensuring the old carpets were removed and the new rolls were available on time for fitting.

In addition to these scheduled tasks, the yard also ensured the client’s subcontractors received support and handled a range of unforeseen requests that ranged from the provision of tools and materials to the erection of interior scaffolding.

Norwegian Breakaway left Damen Shiprepair Brest on May 8 at noon, 6 hours ahead of schedule.