Color Fantasy Retrofit

The 22-day retrofit, a complex turnkey operation conducted while the vessel was dry-docked.

Vessel information

Build: 2004, Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland
Owner: Color Line Marine
Segment: Ro-Ro/Passenger Ship

Høglund Solutions

Høglund has successfully delivered an all-inclusive retrofit of Color Fantasy, the world's largest cruise ship with a car deck (alongside its sister, Color Magic). This ambitious project, carried out between January 8 and 30 at Fayard in Denmark, involved 25 Høglund experts at various stages, collaborating closely with the Polish partner Remontowa, who provided 12 electricians for cabling support.

"This was a big project, one of the biggest we ever had," said Morten Madsen, Høglund Project Manager. "With 56 IO stations, it required extensive engineering, software development, planning, and documentation. I am proud of the team effort and the successful collaboration with Color Line, our partner Remontowa and especially the crew."

The logistical challenges were particularly noteworthy, given the need to plan for a complete Fiber system. The teamwork demonstrated during the retrofit, even with the complexities involved, highlighted the dedication of the team.

Ståle Korsmo, Electrical Superintendent of Color Line Marine, expressed satisfaction with the partnership, stating, " We are very happy with the outstanding work accomplished by Høglund. Høglund's expertise has significantly contributed to the ship's modernization.

Color Line Marine also praised the efficiency of the retrofit process, acknowledging Høglund's role in simplifying data collection to shore and contributing to their digitalization efforts.

Color Fantasy, with a passenger capacity of 2,800 and a crew of 250, offers a wide range of amenities, including multiple restaurants, bars, a spa, a fitness center, and a casino.

Høglund's successful completion of this ambitious project reinforces its position as a leading provider of marine automation solutions, with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence in the maritime industry.