Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) completed a 12-day repair and refit programme on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth. The programme was highly intensive with a series of major systems being overhauled or installed.
On arrival the ship was placed in the yard’s drydock number 3, one of the largest in Europe at 420 metres, and the relevant manufacturers began immediately on maintenance to her stabilisers, ABB Azipods, bow thrusters and water intakes.
Meanwhile, above the waterline, work was going on to install twin exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) which, along with all the pipe and ducting work, involved the removal of two cabins to accommodate the additional equipment. Inside the vessel, the refurbishment included a series of cabins and corridors, along with the ship’s spa and part of the retail provision.
Ashore, DSBr performed routine maintenance to Queen Elizabeth’s lifeboats, liferafts and tenders, and the yard also cleaned and repainted the hull and topsides of the ship.