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Already a market leader in the industrial insulation market, ROCKWOOL TECHNICAL INSULATION (RTI) shows its versatility in this latest marine project, where SeaRox is the primary solution used to insulate the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, the world’s largest cruise liner.

The ship, which is set to be the largest of its kind in the world, measures a total of 361 metres long and 66 metres wide, and is the result of a $1.3 billion contract to take on the project signed in 2012 by the STX shipyard in Saint Nazaire (France), in cooperation with Royal Caribbean Cruises.

RTI is the chosen insulation provider for the ship, which has necessitated a supply of over 1,800 tonnes of SeaRox products, equating to more than 320,000 m2 of insulation.

Daniela Ferrari, Sales Manager for RTI, explains: “The fire safe qualities of SeaRox insulation make the ship a safer place for crew members and guests, while the acoustic and thermal benefits create a more comfortable and relaxing environment for travellers”.

This versatility offered by Rockwool is evident in the fact that SeaRox is not only utilised for the core structure of the ship’s insulation but also in the multiple cabin ceilings and walls.

“Our good relationship with STX, built up over many years of shared technical support and expertise, made it possible for us to win this highly esteemed project, wherein our products are used for various applications throughout the ship” , says Daniela Ferrari.

Once completed, the ‘Harmony of the Seas’ will have a carrying capacity of 5,479 guests, who will be able to enjoy the many recreational facilities on board, including an ice skating rink, a water park and a carousel.

Insulation work on the project is now almost finished, with the inaugural cruise scheduled for June of 2016.


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