Cruise Ship Tween Deck Reinstated With SPS

During a return voyage between New York and Southampton, an 88m² permanent repair was undertaken onboard Carnival UK’s flagship, the Queen Mary 2.  The SPS steel reinstatement repair technique facilitated this in-service repair on the tween deck (deck 8) and took just 11 days to complete.

A team of seven steelworkers joined the vessel from SPS licensee SRC Estonia in New York along with an SPS project manager/injection engineer.  The SRC team undertook all steelwork preparation and installation. Working in a height restricted area twenty four cavities were created into which the SPS elastomer core was injected to fully reinstate the strength and integrity of the structure. 

Andrew Menzies, Deck & Safety SME, Carnival UK commented, “The team was able complete the repair under challenging circumstances whilst the vessel was in-service.  In order not to impact on our guests’ cruise experience, restrictions were placed on when works could be undertaken which the team worked around delivering the project on time, with minimal disruption.”

SPS Project Manager, Farihim Mohammad commented, “SPS is ideally suited for cruise vessel repairs.  Projects can be undertaken as and when they come to light, with no need to disrupt passenger schedules or extend docking periods.  SRC’s team performed a first rate job and we were pleased to be able to deliver the project ahead of schedule. ”

This permanent repair was inspected and approved by Lloyd’s Register on both sides of the Atlantic.


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