ALMACO Group completes Icon of the Seas project at MEYER TURKU

Posted on March 15, 2024

ALMACO has successfully delivered a comprehensive refrigeration machinery system for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s (RCCL) groundbreaking vessel, the Icon of the Seas, at MEYER TURKU shipyard. This delivery encompassed design, system supply, and commissioning of the refrigerating plant and ice rink cooling system.

ALMACO’s scope of works on Icon of the Seas

The delivery by ALMACO consisted of design, supply, and commissioning of the refrigeration machinery system. The scope of work included refrigerating plant delivery and ice rink cooling and commissioning.

Successful collaboration with MEYER TURKU

Frédéric Vasseur, President of the Catering Systems division, said, “We are proud to have been part of this project and to have worked closely with MEYER TURKU to deliver this project. We want to thank MEYER TURKU and Royal Caribbean for excellent collaboration.”

Pioneering innovations and sustainability

The Icon of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the World, with a tonnage of about 248,663 GT and enough room for up to 7,600 passengers. The ship features completely new propulsion technology, including an eco-friendly LNG drive system that ensures a significant reduction in emissions. The ship also features fuel cell systems, air lubrication systems, advanced wastewater treatment systems, and machine-learning technologies, making it one of the most sustainable ships in the fleet.

ALMACO’s refrigeration machinery system is designed to ensure good quality and longevity of the equipment, which has a large impact on sustainability.

Embarking on a new journey

The Icon of the Seas set sail on its maiden voyage from Miami, Florida, on January 27th 2024. The ship then set sail to the Caribbean, visiting ports such as Cozumel, Mexico, and Nassau, Bahamas.

We wish the ship, owner, and its guests happy sailing for many years to come!

For more information, contact

Picture of Frederic Vasseur

Frederic Vasseur

President, Catering Division

+33 676 192 072

[email protected]

About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. 

Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.


MEYER TURKU specializes in building highly complex, innovative and environmentally friendly cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. Together with two sister shipyards in Germany, MEYER WERFT in Papenburg and Neptun Werft in Rostock, MEYER TURKU is one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders. The successful shipbuilding tradition in Turku has been continuing since 1737.