16.04.2018
JUMBOIZATION: HOW TO INCREASE THE LENGTH OF A SHIP

Fagioli executed a wonderful operation in Palermo for the “jumboization” operation of a 196 m long Cruise Ship, weighing 36,000 ton. Few years ago, Fagioli executed the same operation for No. 4 cruise ships. The ship was cut by the client and Fagioli used No. 19  “skid shoes”  (1,000 ton capacity each), previously positioned under the ship, to move the bow ahead of about 30 m. Fagioli SPMTs (32 axle lines) were used to insert the new section in between the bow and the stern.The bow of the ship was weighing 8,100 ton, and the new section about 1,100 ton.   Once in position, the bow was brought back in order to complete the final assembly of the ship, executed by the client