Bluestone Team has recently carried out several jobs on large cruise vessels aiming to improve the vessels’ appeal and guest attractions, playing a key role in the technical installation of customised waterslides, a new highlight that frames the waterpark entertainment area.
Scope of work and key installation stages were:
New Pillars foundations and reinforcements below water-slide pillars and consisted in the demolition of existing API resin floor on intervention areas, on-site measurements and adjustments, and installation of new pillars foundations in collaboration with engineering company and under-deck reinforced steel structures.
Accuracy and high-precision were crucial to locate and secure a total of 14 main pillars provided by the equipment manufacturer , erected up to 16m height. Every deck deflection on foundation level was carefully checked in order to define the reference points for new structures and get the alignment of waterslide towers. Technical abilities and teamwork were confirmed by Bluestone’s steelworkers and welders once again in speed and quality.
Building of a 25m3 dedicated compensation tank and thermal insulated pump room. The whole fitting and welding job has been carried out on board and finalised with the installation and testing of all equipment, including electrical ones: machineries, dosing system, filtration system, PH and Chlorine analyser system, UV system, control panels and IN/OUT forced ventilation devices.
- Installation of new dedicated pipes from/to the compensating tank and up to the waterslide start. Bluestone successfully completed extensive pipeworks on the waterslide projects, which led to solve several collision issues underdeck and new penetrations arrangement. Final layout was also achieved by the relocation of existing steel pipelines and scupper drains, while the new Polyethylene pipes are now free to run side by side with the underdeck structures.
- Cable-laying and electrical connections. Pulling and connection of more than 5000 m of electrical cable was required to ensure the waterpark safe operation. Electrical works also included the new plant integration on the existing Fire Detection System and Light System, as well as the main power supply (690V), pump room monitoring systems and one additional Control Panel in AC room.
- Final testing and commissioning with the attendance of the vessel’s Owners and equipment’s Maker representatives.
A close coordination with stakeholders and the vessels’ Crew was key to complete the project safely and without down time.
- 10 days area preparation during navigation pre-wetdock
- 30 days retrofit period in wetdock
- 10 days commissioning during navigation after wetdock
- 15+ tons steel works
- 5000m+ electrical cables
- 400m+ pipes laid
- 40+ pipes penetrations
- 150sqm insulation new pump room and in way of steelworks
- 50+ material shipments onboard
- 1100+ project management WH
- 11000+ manpower WH