ALMACO delivered provision stores and fast thawing chambers onboard AIDAcosma

Posted on December 31, 2021

In 2017, MEYER WERFT awarded ALMACO with the contract to provide provision stores and fast thawing chambers onboard AIDA Cruises newbuilds AIDAnova and AIDAcosma. AIDAnova was delivered in 2018 and the sister ship AIDAcosma joined the fleet in December 2021.

The latest addition to the AIDA Cruise’s fleet and the sister ship to AIDAnova, the magnificent AIDAcosma, was delivered in December 2021 by the German shipyard MEYER WERFT. ALMACO’s work onboard AIDAcosma consisted of a complete visual turnkey delivery of 2600 m2 of provision stores, including design, engineering, and installation. The total scope of work onboard the large cruise vessel also included nine of the latest ALMACO-engineered fast thawing chambers (FTC). The FTC system is an innovative solution that supports a much faster thawing period while using less thawing surface. It provides a thawing capacity of 750 kg for each room for 12 hours, therefore allowing a thawing capacity of 6,750 kg 24 hours. ALMACO has also delivered FTCs onboard AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova, AIDAprima, and AIDAperla.

“It has been great to work with both AIDA Cruises and MEYER WERFT on this project”, says Valerie Maes, Project Manager at the building site. She continues “Despite the situation with COVID-19 during the project, the co-operation between ALMACO and MEYER WERFT has been a success. The areas and equipment are of the highest quality, and they were delivered on time thanks to the flexible mindset of the team”. ALMACO is proud to have been a part of this 8-month-long project and to continue building on the long history of cooperation with both AIDA Cruises and MEYER WERFT.

For more information, contact

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Frederic Vasseur

President, Catering Division

+33 676 192 072

[email protected]


AIDA CRUISES is one of Germany’s most financially successful tourism businesses and currently employs around 17,500 people from 60 countries on board and at the company headquarters in Rostock and Hamburg. AIDA operates and markets one of the world’s most state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly fleets with 12 cruise ships. The ships are operated in compliance with the highest international quality, environmental, and safety standards.


MEYER WERFT is one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world. The company’s roots can be traced back to the year 1795, when Willm Rolf Meyer founded the shipyard in Papenburg. The family business is now in its seventh generation. The other shipyards in the MEYER Group are NEPTUN WERFT in Rostock and MEYER TURKU in Finland. MEYER WERFT design and build cruise ships, river cruise ships and ferries – tailored to the needs of its clients and with a wealth of expertise and innovative solutions.