With its length of 362 metres, 16 guest decks and a gross tonnage of 226.000, the Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world and the third in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class. Bolidt and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line have been working closely together for many years now. As a result, Bolidt was asked to supply the decking for the Harmony of the Seas. Our specialist and flexible application teams spent months at the shipyard working very hard to install the decking systems on both the indoor and outdoor decks of the Harmony of the Seas.
In this testimonial RCCLS's Petteri Keso talks about the collaboration between Bolidt and RCCL: "Bolidt is one of the best companies to work with". Check out the video to hear what else Mr. Keso has to say about Bolidt.
American broiler breeding company Cobb-Vantress has opened a new production site in China.
Cobb-Vantress is global market leader in the development and production of breeding stock for the broiler industry. The company, which celebrates its centenary in 2016 and has customers in more than 120 countries, markets brand name chicks including the Cobb500, the most kept broiler in the world. Cobb-Vantress has breeding farms all over the world. Last year, the company opened a new production site in Suizhou, west of Shanghai. The new complex is Cobb-Vantress’ first location in China and was developed especially to meet specific customer demands in Asia. The production site consists of two import facilities, two breeding farms and a parent stock hatchery. A total of about 200 people will be working at the site.
Marvel at the newest and third ship in the Quantum Class, Ovation of the Seas. Featuring the same groundbreaking venues as its sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, this ship is continuing to take cruisers to new heights.
Ovation of the Seas benefits from an extensive range of Bolidt products, including Bolideck Future Teak, Bolideck Select Soft and Bolideck Select Hard.
Eddie Djemel, chief officer of the Ovation of the Seas, takes care of the maintenance. He worked from the beginning with Bolidt on this ship. "The cooperation with Bolidt was excellent", says Eddie Djemel.
The new residence of the KWR Watercycle Research Institute in Nieuwegein has received recognition for its sustainable design by architectural practice cepezed. The building, which features Bolidtop 525 flooring systems, was nominated for the ARC Architecture Award and even named winner in the category ‘stimulating environments’ of BNA Best Building of the Netherlands.
River cruising has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the passenger shipping industry in Europe over the past five years. The specialist fleet of river-going cruise ships has increased accordingly.
A number of leading operators have found that Bolideck Future Teak, a light weight and environmentally-sustainable synthetic alternative to real teak, gives their vessels the high quality look and feel that sets them apart. One of these is Rostock-based A-Rosa Cruises, which operates a fleet of 15 ships on the Rivers Danube, Rhône, Saône, Rhine, Maine and Mosel, and which has achieved considerable success in the premium, high-end river cruise segment.
Dirk Sobotka, A-Rosa Director, Strategic Development, says: “Bolideck Future Teak is an important feature of our ships, both for our guests and for us as an operator. Bolidt is an extremely innovative, customer focused company with a superior product range.”
The latest addition to the Holland American Line is MS Koningsdam, built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The 99,500 tonne vessel accommodates 2,650 guests. Bolidt added to the glamour of this ship by providing its innovative Bolideck Future Teak for the exterior decking. A part of the decking is in the traditional colour, another in a stately grey as requested by the design agency Yran & Storbraaten.
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Watch this video and hear the hospitality designer describe the travel inspirations behind the new ship.
After having installed its innovative marine decking systems on the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, Bolidt was also contracted to supply the decking for the Harmony of the Seas. With its length of 362 metres, 16 guest decks and a gross tonnage of 226.000, the Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world and the third in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class. The ship was built at STX France’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard in western France.