Fairless Hills, PA United States | 2011
Norwegian Cruise Lines newest and most exciting ship is The Escape. NCL commissioned Ropes Courses, Inc. to build an innovative adventure course high above The Escapes top deck. 200,000 pounds of galvanized structural steel was used on this 164,600 ton state of the art cruise liner to provide guests with a unique, exciting and breath taking high flying experience.
Hot-dip galvanized steel was the most durable and cost-effective choice for corrosion control.
The ingenuously designed course features a three story high structure with 99 different elements. There are two elements that allow the not so faint of heart to "walk the plank" on beams that extend 8 feet beyond the side of the ship. If that isn't enough, there are three sky rails that allow the participant to get a birds-eye view of the Norwegian Escape while flying along the side of the ship. It is a good thing that they chose to use galvanized steel for this course, as the last thing you want to be concerned with when you're out on a plank above the wide open ocean is structural failure due to corrosion.
Constantly exposed to the elements while at sea, corrosion is a real concern. Wind, rain, sun and saltwater create a serious corrosion environment. Initial cost and long term maintenance were considered when choosing a corrosion control system. Ropes Courses, INC. recommended and NCL agreed, hot-dip galvanized steel was the most durable and cost effective choice for corrosion control over the life of the ship.
So grab your sunscreen and head to The Escapes port of departure for an adventure high above the sea on their hot-dip galvanized Waterfront Ropes Course Adventure.
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All components were galvanized including structural posts, rails, beams, and components.
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