ALMACO delivered laundry and catering areas for MSC World Europa

Carnival Cruise Line has a unique new member joining the top ranks of its loyalty club – a retired U.S. Army service dog named Sarge (Image at - February 2023)The project on MSC World Europa represents an important milestone for ALMACO as it is the first laundry delivery and the biggest catering area delivery in the history of the company.

The work took place at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, and on October 24, 2022, the magnificent ship was delivered to the owner, MSC Cruises.

In December 2018, ALMACO was contracted by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and MSC Cruises to equip the newbuild MSC World Europa (W34) with state-of-the-art catering and laundry solutions. The work started in January 2021 and was finished on October 24th, 2022.

MCS World Europa W34 is the first ship of the World-class series. The World-class LNG-powered ships are the largest ships built for a European owner at Chantiers de l’Atlantique and can host about 8,900 passengers and crew members each.

The ships all feature a large number of outstanding technologies for meeting high sustainability standards and for creating a renewed guest experience onboard. A big portion of the public areas are located outdoors, and guests can enjoy the stunning view and delicious cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs in the world right under the stars.

Biggest catering area delivery in ALMACO’s history

The project on MSC World Europa at Chantiers de l’Atlantique is historical for ALMACO. It represents the largest catering and laundry scope the company has ever had.
The catering area scope entails delivery of all equipment to all catering areas consisting of 12 galleys and 58 pantries, a total of more than 5,000 m2. The catering scope also includes providing equipment for 46 provision stores totaling 2,150 m2.

Semi-automatic laundry system onboard

The laundry area scope given to ALMACO consisted of planning, equipment delivery, installation, and commissioning of all laundry equipment and areas. The laundry system, provided by Spanish Girbau, is based on the latest technology, and has a high degree of automatization. The laundry system is integrated to the ship’s innovative water recycling technology to purify the wastewater.

Great collaboration with long-term partner Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Vincent Querard, ALMACO’s Project Manager at the site says, “We have had excellent co-operation with Chantiers de L’Atlantique for many years. Although we have had galley and refrigeration machinery projects together before, most of our projects have consisted of provision store areas. So, we are thrilled to have the privilege to work with them on a full catering and laundry area scope this time. As expected, the work and collaboration were successful throughout the project.”

The project, including all catering and laundry areas have been delivered and MSC World Europa welcomed its first guests in November 2022. Sailing out of Dubai, guests can explore the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi, the wildlife on Sir Bani Yas Island, and Al Ahsa Oasis in the Persian Gulf. For summer 2023, MSC World Europa will return to Europe where she will offer 7-day cruises on the Mediterranean Sea visiting ports in Italy, Malta, Spain, and France.

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