Another lengthening operation for Fagioli

Fagioli has completed another operation in Palermo for the lengthening of a 135 m long cruise ship. These last years, Fagioli involved in several operations of this kind. The ship was cut by the 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. 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.