Glamox supplies lighting to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship

We are pleased to announce that Glamox will supply lighting to Mercy Ships’ new hospital vessel. The new ship is being built by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and Stena RoRo manages the construction.

Glamox is proud to be chosen as a lighting supplier to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. The ship is ordered by the humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and is produced in China. The construction of this unique ship, is managed by Stena RoRo. The new hospital ship is scheduled to be deployed in 2018 and Glamox is supplying lighting to the hospital facilities, the accommodation areas, crew areas, public areas and more.

Full hospital accommodation

When completed, the ship will feature full hospital accommodation. There will be two hospital decks onboard, and six surgery rooms that can be used for both medical care and education and training. The ship will have beds for 154 patients and more than 640 crew members and medical staff in 277 cabins. While in port, the ship’s capacity increases to 1000 people. 70 percent of the luminaires supplied will have LED light sources. This ensures 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 especially developed for medical purposes and sterile environments. 

“We are proud to be supplying lighting to such an honorable 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 world’s global marine and offshore market, we are also an important lighting supplier to health care facilities around the world.  Know-how from this segment has been important when choosing the products for the ship”, says Marine & Commercial Sales Director, Morten Leknes in Glamox. 

Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care 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 valued at more than $1.3 billion, 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.

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