ALMACO to Supply Provision Stores for New AIDA Ships

AIDA Helios Class RenderingALMACO Group announced that Meyer Werft has awarded it the newbuilding contract for Provision Stores and Fast Thawing Chambers for the next ship generation of AIDA vessels, which are expected to be delivered end of 2018 and 2021.

The scope of work involves a total of 2,600 square meters of provision stores for the two LNG-powered ships. 

ALMACO will deliver nine of the latest Fast Thawing Chambers, the company said, in a statement. The FTC is an ALMACO-engineered system that supports a much faster thawing period on less thawing surface.

ALMACO has delivered FTCs for both the AIDAprima and AIDAperla. The company has provided a number of catering systems to AIDA ships since the early 2000s. 

ALMACO’s scope of work on the AIDAprima consisted of the design, supply, delivery and commissioning of all equipment or the galleys, pantries, bars, buffet areas, the refrigeration plant for the provision stores and the galley refrigerators.

Both vessels also feature ALMACO’s catering innovations including REM (Refrigeration Equipment Monitoring) system, which monitors and controls all refrigerated systems through an interface, as well as the FTC that shortens the thawing time while minimizing the thawing rooms’ footprint.

The company’s scope of work for the second vessel, AIDAperla, included the same comprehensive food catering areas package and was increased on two occasions to include the installation of modular cabins plus the interior and background outfitting, initially covering 20,000 square meters and later an additional 12,000 square meters. 

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