ALMACO delivers laundry and catering areas for MSC World Europa

Posted on October 31, 2022

The project on MSC World Europa represents an important milestone for ALMACO as it is the first laundry delivery and the biggest catering area delivery in the history of the company. The work took place at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, and on October 24, 2022, the magnificent ship was delivered to the owner, MSC Cruises.

In December 2018, ALMACO was contracted by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and MSC Cruises to equip the newbuild MSC World Europa (W34) with state-of-the-art catering and laundry solutions. The work started in January 2021 and was finished on October 24th, 2022. 

MCS World Europa W34 is the first ship of the World-class series. The World-class LNG-powered ships are the largest ships built for a European owner at Chantiers de l’Atlantique and can host about 8,900 passengers and crew members each.

The ships all feature a large number of outstanding technologies for meeting high sustainability standards and for creating a renewed guest experience onboard. A big portion of the public areas are located outdoors, and guests can enjoy the stunning view and delicious cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs in the world right under the stars.

Biggest catering area delivery in ALMACO’s history

The project on MSC World Europa at Chantiers de l’Atlantique is historical for ALMACO. It represents the largest catering and laundry scope the company has ever had.

The catering area scope entails delivery of all equipment to all catering areas consisting of 12 galleys and 58 pantries, a total of more than 5,000 m2. The catering scope also includes providing equipment for 46 provision stores totaling 2,150 m2.

Semi-automatic laundry system onboard

The laundry area scope given to ALMACO consisted of planning, equipment delivery, installation, and commissioning of all laundry equipment and areas. The laundry system, provided by Spanish Girbau, is based on the latest technology, and has a high degree of automatization. The laundry system is integrated to the ship’s innovative water recycling technology to purify the wastewater.

Great collaboration with long-term partner Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Vincent Querard, ALMACO’s Project Manager at the site says, “We have had excellent co-operation with Chantiers de L’Atlantique for many years. Although we have had galley and refrigeration machinery projects together before, most of our projects have consisted of provision store areas. So, we are thrilled to have the privilege to work with them on a full catering and laundry area scope this time. As expected, the work and collaboration were successful throughout the project.”

The project, including all catering and laundry areas have been delivered and MSC World Europa welcomed its first guests in November 2022. Sailing out of Dubai, guests can explore the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi, the wildlife on Sir Bani Yas Island, and Al Ahsa Oasis in the Persian Gulf. For summer 2023, MSC World Europa will return to Europe where she will offer 7-day cruises on the Mediterranean Sea visiting ports in Italy, Malta, Spain, and France.

For more information, contact

Picture of Frederic Vasseur

Frederic Vasseur

President, Catering Division

+33 676 192 072

[email protected]

About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is the world’s third-largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region, and Southern Africa with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is also the fastest-growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America, and the Far East markets.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises one of the two brands that sit within the Cruises Division of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the contemporary brand – has a modern fleet of 21 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025 with options for six vessel orders in place through 2030.

About Chantiers De l’Atlantique

Thanks to the expertise of its teams and its network of subcontractors, associated with its first-rate industrial facilities, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is a key leader in the fields of design, integration, testing and turnkey delivery of cruise ships, naval vessels, electrical substations for offshore wind farms and services to the fleets. The company is at the core of the challenges of tomorrow, designing and building today ships whose environmental performance exceeds the most drastic standards, as well as equipment for offshore wind power that make it a major player in the energy transition.