AERIUS Marine completes successfully HVAC project on board of Celebrity Apex

After the project of Celebrity Edge, which was delivered in October 2018, AERIUS Marine has delivered the entire HVAC system on board the sister ship Celebrity Apex. It is the second Edge-class vessel of the cruise line Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The Celebrity Apex was also built at the shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire (France) against a demanding building schedule based on highest utilization rate of shipyard capacity. The installation of the HVAC system was successfully completed three months ahead of the scheduled delivery of this ship.

The design of the HVAC system, which is in principle a copy of the prototype vessel and has been subject to some modifications by the owner. Thus, the AERIUS Marine Team has been very flexible and creative during this project, for example the integration of a 20ft LED wall weighing 1.4 tons.

The demanding building schedule has been a major challenge for the installation on site and the complete logistic, for which the team of the subsidiary in France and our headquarters in Hamburg (Germany) are responsible in cooperation with several international partners. While most of the components were supplied to France from different locations, the prefabrication of the insulated spiral ducts and piping (steel, copper, Pb) took place almost 95% in the local workshop of AERIUS Marine. For the installation team the greatest challenge was found in the compact AC room designs (58 in total), with high density of main equipment and networks (air, water, electrical), which represents our signature of an HVAC design.

The fact, that presentations and handovers have always received compliments of the owner, expresses the appreciation of the high quality and competences of our team. It goes without saying that an early installation has smoothened the path from commissioning till final delivery of the HVAC system to the shipyard and the consecutive handover to the owner Celebrity Cruises.

Due to the corona crisis, the ship could only be handed over to the owner last Friday. For the first time in the maritime industry this event took place via video transmission. The owner announced, that the Celebrity Apex is expected to welcome the first guests from May 20th in Barcelona.

AERIUS Marine wishes the crew and all passengers on board of the Celebrity Apex a great and safe journey with a high class HVAC system, guaranteeing highest comfort at sea and in port.


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