ALMACO delivers galley, cold stores and refrigeration machinery for Pearl Seas Cruises' newbuilding

ALMACO Group has been contracted to provide a complete turnkey delivery of the food handling areas to Pearl Seas Cruises’ newbuilding. The project is taking place at Halifax Shipyard Limited (HSY). Pearl Seas vessel NB 92 is the first cruise ship to be built at Halifax Shipyard. ALMACO’s extensive passenger ship experience in food handling areas compliments HSL’s extensive shipbuilding capability.

ALMACO will deliver the galley, cold stores and refrigeration system as a complete turnkey delivery. Under the turnkey concept, ALMACO has complete responsibility and control of the entire package. ALMACO’s scope includes technical and interior design for the galley, the cold stores and the refrigeration machinery, full turnkey material and installation, as well as responsibility for all project management aspects. The project will be completed summer 2008.

Halifax Shipyard’s shipbuilding capabilities and ALMACO’s extensive knowledge of building passenger and food handling areas will make a good fit. Irving Shipbilding, the owner of Halifax Shipyard, has been building and repairing vessels and offshore structures for almost 50 years and it has several locations in Atlantic Canada.

Pearl Seas Cruises, an affiliate of American Cruise Lines, has developed a new style of luxury small ship cruising, which counts on state of the art technology, modern amenities, faster travel, and most stringent regulations for fire safety and stability. ALMACO’s participation ensures these high standards as all food handling equipment fulfill the present US public health (USPHS) regulations and comply with the relevant classification society requirements. In addition, our refrigeration plants are designed in accordance with rules aimed at making the system more environmentally friendly. American Cruise Lines operates a fleet of small cruise ships sailing along the United States Seaboard and Virgin Islands. Pearl Seas Cruises will be operating itineraries worldwide including Eastern Canada, Caribbean, Central America, British Isles, Alaska, among others.