Halton has expanded its supply of indoor air solutions from cruise ship cabins and galleys to special solutions for ship restaurants.
The move comes after the company was contracted to supply a total of 31 made-to-order custom-designed energy efficient hoods – a first of its kind on the market.
The innovative design was specially developed for Geonbae, Virgin Voyages’ Korean BBQ restaurant, and followed two years of R&D at its factory in Germany.
In addition to the specially designed hoods, Halton will provide Virgin Voyages with galley ventilation solutions that are highly efficient, reducing energy consumption by up to 50%.
Halton said it was selected to develop the critical new system due to its long-term expertise and ability to develop and deliver demanding solutions designed and tested to suit the client’s particular conditions as well as the company’s high-performing and efficient technology.
Frank Weber, senior VP of hotel operations for Virgin Voyages, said: “Halton not only provides top quality products and state-of-the-art technologies, but their team of experts allowed us to challenge the status quo and develop an industry-leading custom solution, which will allow us to bring our lively Geonbae restaurant to life while also helping us achieve our goal to incorporate smart technologies across the ship that help us limit our environmental impact.”
The galley hoods that Halton has designed feature its patented Capture Jet technology and utilise mechanical and UV-C grease filtration. Its M.A.R.V.E.L. automation system enables on-demand ventilation and energy savings.
Sami Piirainen, director of Halton Marine, said: “Our close cooperation with Virgin Voyages has provided us with a truly inspiring opportunity to develop together new visionary solutions drawing on our knowledge of demanding indoor environments and sustainable energy-efficient ventilation. At the same time, we will contribute to the wellbeing and best-in-class cruise experience for the people on board.”