HOT-DIP GALVANIZING PROTECTS PARTS OF THE GLOBAL DREAM

It is the largest ship ever to have been built in Germany. A total of 2,500 passenger cabins, a length of 342 metres and a width of 46 metres make the “Global Dream” one of the world's largest cruise ships. 55,000 tonnes of steel were used to build the dream.

This includes 1,000 tonnes of hot-dip galvanized, coated steel. ZINKPOWER Rostock has been the reliable galvanizing partner of the MV WERFTEN shipbuilding company for many years. The former company provided corrosion protection for over 1,000 metres of railings, as well as all water-carrying pipes for the fire protection system, scupper pipes to drain the decks and pipes for the machines’ cooling system of the “Global Dream”. 

ACROSS THE BALTIC SEA AT 2 KNOTS

The giant was constructed by MV WERFTEN at several sites. The 216-metre-long and 57-metre-tall midship section was built in Rostock-Warnemünde. It was then transported to the shipyard in Wismar for final assembly. Transporting the hull between both sites took just under a day. The midship section had to cover a distance of 43 nautical miles, almost 80 kilometres.

 

TRANSFER IN THREE PHASES

The midship section of the “Global Dream” was first undocked in Warnemünde. The dock had to be flooded the previous day and the dock door removed early in the morning. A Rostock pilot took over control of the guide tug and navigated the hull safely out of the Rostock port area into the Baltic.

THE SECOND PHASE

The approximately 47-kilometre transfer over the Baltic Sea. The hull is pulled in convoy by two tugs at a speed of around two knots, almost four kilometres per hour. The midship section reached the Bay of Wismar after seven hours on the open sea.

THE THIRD AND CONCLUDING PHASE

A pilot once again took over control and manoeuvred the convoy to Wismar. With the help of four more assistance tugs, the midship section was docked and secured in the dock hall for final assembly. The flagship of the “Global Class” will leave MV WERFTEN in 2021.