Fagioli Assists Cruise Ship Lengthening with Skid Shoes and SPMTs
Fagioli recently executed an operation in Palermo for the lengthening of a 135 m long cruise ship. In the past last years, Fagioli has been involved in several operations of this kind.
The ship was cut by their client and Fagioli used No. 16 “skid shoes” (1,000 ton capacity each), previously positioned under the ship, to move the bow ahead of about 30 m.
The Fagioli SPMTs (34 axle lines) were used to insert the new section in between the bow and the stern. The bow of the ship was weighing 3,600 ton, and the new section about 1,100 ton.
Once in position, the bow was brought back and centered in order to complete the final assembly of the ship, executed by the client.