Lighting specialist Glamox is pleased to announce that it will supply lighting to Mercy Ships’ new hospital vessel, which is currently under construction. The new ship is being built by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and Stena RoRo is managing the construction.
Glamox is proud to be chosen as lighting supplier to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. The ship was ordered by the humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and is being produced in China. The construction of this unique ship is managed by Stena RoRo. The hospital ship is scheduled to be deployed in 2018 and Glamox is supplying lighting to the hospital facilities, as well as accommodation, crew and public areas.
Full hospital accommodation
When completed, the ship will feature full hospital accommodation. There will be two hospital decks onboard, as well as six surgery rooms that can be used for both medical care and for education and training. The ship will have beds for 154 patients and more than 640 crew members, with medical staff in 277 cabins. While in port, the ship’s capacity increases to 1,000 people.
70% of the luminaires supplied by Glamox will have LED light sources. This will ensure a lighting solution with a green profile, low energy consumption and minimal need for maintenance. For the hospital facilities, Glamox has supplied luminaires that are specially developed for medical purposes and sterile environments.
“We are proud to be supplying lighting to such an honourable project. For Glamox, it has been important to draw on our experience from the land-based market. Glamox is not only the leading supplier to the global marine and offshore market, but also is an important lighting supplier to healthcare facilities around the world. Know-how from this segment has been important when choosing lighting products for the ship,” says Morten Leknes, Marine & Commercial Sales Director at Glamox.
For more information, please visit: www.glamox.com/gmo
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services to valued at more than 1.3 billion US dollars, treating more than 2.5 million direct beneficiaries. Each year, Mercy Ships’ efforts involve an average of 1,000 volunteers from up to 40 nations.
For more information on Mercy Ships visit: www.mercyships.org