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QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« on: Mar 06, 2017, 12:13 PM »
http://www.shafaconstruction.com/projects/queen-elizabeth-2-refurbishment-works/

The company working on QE2,duration of project 2 years the handover will be August 2017

At least now we have some kind of timeline
« Last Edit: Mar 09, 2017, 11:15 AM by Davina »



Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2017, 01:44 PM »
So..its taken 2 years and 110 manpower (we are assuming this is number of men working and not number of hours worked on project )

Lifeboats discarded on the quayside
Life boat Davits cut away and dumped on quayside
Wash and brush up
Mulit coloured lights hung from strategic points
Some cabins having work done on them...

Lets not open the champagne yet...   :o
or am l completely missing the point ? 
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Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #2 on: Mar 07, 2017, 08:28 PM »
A healthy bit of schectism (is that the correct spelling?) after all this time does't do any harm ,I'll believe it when I see it........................

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Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #3 on: Mar 07, 2017, 09:28 PM »

First everyone moans that the owners dont give out any details now we have at least timeline for good or bad and still not happy?

Offline Greg Rudd

Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #4 on: Mar 07, 2017, 09:46 PM »

First everyone moans that the owners dont give out any details now we have at least timeline for good or bad and still not happy?

I am confident but for me I will be dancing in delight when and if she is connected to the electricity grid and connected to the water and sewage systems.

Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #5 on: Mar 08, 2017, 11:25 AM »
Does this mean the the project will be started in August, or to be completed?

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Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #6 on: Mar 08, 2017, 09:50 PM »
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  First everyone moans that the owners dont give out any details now we have at least timeline for good or bad and still not happy? 

And quite rightly so..Its the QE2 for gods sake  >:(, are we just supposed to sit here and accept carte blanche, accept all the lies that have been peddled out over the years . This is a discussion forum to discuss things, we post things and we discuss things, we may not like what we hear, we may not like whats being said, but that the beauty of it. 
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #7 on: Mar 08, 2017, 09:56 PM »

First everyone moans that the owners dont give out any details now we have at least timeline for good or bad and still not happy?

I am loath to say it... but we have seen timelines before, and there is no telling whether this one is better than previous ones.

And yet, hope springs eternal, QE2 is still there, her funnel intact, and so we shall wait and see, hoping for the best, and my own feeling is just a bit more hopeful than it has been for many a year. Louis, your contacts in Dubai and the photos they enable you to share with us, are very helpful in this regard too, as we can see or guess a little bit of what may or may not be going on. And above all, we know that there are many people in Dubai keeping a watchful eye on her!

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Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #8 on: Mar 08, 2017, 11:07 PM »
When i spoke to her managers recently they just said they 'were at a very early stage'. I'm sure she's still a very long way off opening.
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Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #9 on: Mar 08, 2017, 11:20 PM »
The handover for August 2017 is just the job done by Shafa and handed back to DP World after this still more has to be done

Offline Trevor Casey

Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #10 on: Mar 09, 2017, 01:10 AM »
When i spoke to her managers recently they just said they 'were at a very early stage'. I'm sure she's still a very long way off opening.
I've done more in nine or so years.. (nothing renovation related)
Let's cut them some slack. They have a lot of work to do and more to be done.
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Re: QE2 Handover August 2017
« Reply #11 on: Mar 09, 2017, 11:15 AM »
"After months of speculation regarding a gradual increase in activity aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai’s Port Rashid, Al Shafa Construction company has finally gone public with details of the project.3rd March 2017."

This company is only in charge of the Public Rooms and Passenger Cabins the work should be done by the handover in August 2017.

Please note latest new models of the marina like the one below was made public for the first time during the Dubai Boat Show last week



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QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2017, 01:56 PM »
There seems to be no detail available.
http://www.shafaconstruction.com/projects/queen-elizabeth-2-refurbishment-works/

No but I am sure they will add some photos soon

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #14 on: Mar 09, 2017, 01:58 PM »
I am sure Rob remembers this area you took a photo here back in April 2011,this photo is from December 2016.

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #15 on: Mar 09, 2017, 09:47 PM »
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  There seems to be no detail available.   

At the risk of being blasted  ::)..we have been down this path before . Last time we had lots of artists impressions, though lm not sure exactly what kind of artists they were ...  ;)
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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #16 on: Mar 10, 2017, 10:25 AM »
At the risk of being blasted  ::)..we have been down this path before . Last time we had lots of artists impressions, though lm not sure exactly what kind of artists they were ...  ;)

Well they have learned the lesson this time round no impressions ;)

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #18 on: Mar 10, 2017, 06:01 PM »
I am sure Rob remembers this area you took a photo here back in April 2011,this photo is from December 2016.

So I did! 

The wooden cases on the floor are even still there.

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #19 on: Jul 12, 2017, 11:06 AM »
Work is going as planned.....August is close now

Offline Roy Warrender

Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #20 on: Jul 12, 2017, 04:49 PM »
Glad to hear that, The projects page on their website is not opening nor the links previously on this site

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #21 on: Jul 12, 2017, 06:11 PM »
IF she is being partially converted into a hotel then l wonder at what stage they will be looking to accept bookings or what about a soft opening with invited guests to test the system ? before it all goes live. with any task of opening a new/converted hotel on a large scale  the last thing you want to do is open to paying guests and for things not to be working.

Of course if shes not going to be a hotel  ..... ::)

Generally with such hotel openings there is usually some hype to create a buzz. Lets hope the way QE2 has been handled they dont create another set of "oh here we go again" .Its all very well saying nothing during the transformation process, but as the process nears the end you do need to create some interest in what the guest can be expected to see, feel and experience

Granted  it might not be on a Vegas scale of hype and sensation blasting but when they open the grande mega structures they do it with a certain style and wow factor.

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #22 on: Jul 12, 2017, 09:17 PM »
I am sure Rob remembers this area you took a photo here back in April 2011,this photo is from December 2016.

Off Topic!
This looks Really very interesting.
Please, Skilly, perhaps? What are those levers for?
Thank you  :)
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #23 on: Jul 12, 2017, 11:04 PM »
Glad to hear that, The projects page on their website is not opening nor the links previously on this site

Yes, this makes me very suspect...again.

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #24 on: Jul 13, 2017, 01:13 AM »
Off Topic!
This looks Really very interesting.
Please, Skilly, perhaps? What are those levers for?
Thank you  :)

The ones on the yellow cupboards? To turn electrical breakers on and off.

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #25 on: Jul 13, 2017, 09:26 AM »
They must be watching, the video now works,   no mention of QE2

http://www.shafaconstruction.com/projects/

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #26 on: Jul 13, 2017, 11:39 AM »
They must be watching, the video now works,   no mention of QE2

http://www.shafaconstruction.com/projects/

The link project is not showing for all projects just not QE2

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #27 on: Aug 11, 2017, 03:07 PM »
Why for once don't they show some imagination, instead of being forever alongside (when she is finally finally definitively  finished)
  anchor her in the centre of the maria or even further out, & let the minted guests arrive by her own tenders, let em see & gawp in amazement at her bulk, she might even just every so often get a little movement with the swell.
   Also peeps would see her at all angles from said tenders, am sure leccy water & sewage could be sorted what's not to like  :-X

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #28 on: Aug 11, 2017, 08:42 PM »
Nice idea Pete
Might be difficult to provide services, we always thing of Electric Water etc but its sewage removal that  would be most difficult

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #30 on: Aug 16, 2017, 12:59 AM »
Thanks for the update on the site, Louis!
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Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #31 on: Aug 16, 2017, 02:02 AM »
What happens at project turnover (approximate) in August 2017?

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #32 on: Aug 16, 2017, 02:31 AM »
What happens at project turnover (approximate) in August 2017?
Ya what does happen?
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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #33 on: Aug 17, 2017, 06:16 PM »
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Might be difficult to provide services, we always thing of Electric Water etc but its sewage removal that  would be most difficult
   
Given Dubai and its lack of a sewerage system, they should be experts in removal of the crap..
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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #34 on: Aug 17, 2017, 06:17 PM »
Given Dubai and its lack of a sewerage system, they should be experts in removal of the crap..

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #35 on: Aug 17, 2017, 06:19 PM »
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What happens at project turnover (approximate) in August 2017?   

Given past experiences, a fan fare, some hype and then..nothing...no reason to think this time anything should be different..
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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #36 on: Aug 18, 2017, 02:29 PM »
Given that this August date has not been given officially by her managers, and was first posted on that website at least 5 months ago, I'm sure it'll just get extended or replaced with a later project date.  She's clearly still a long, long way from opening.
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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #37 on: Aug 18, 2017, 06:26 PM »
The Shafa group is NOT the only sub company onboard but they are the only ones that mention QE2 on there website.
Each company of course as a dateline to get job done.Shafa now in August and others later.

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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #38 on: Sep 08, 2017, 02:04 PM »
Update Update
Shafa Group very proud of the work done in the new marina and QE2,here is small video wait unti 4.37 your heart will skip a beat.After that comment on your opinion?


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Re: QE2 Al Shafa Construction Handover August 2017
« Reply #39 on: Sep 08, 2017, 02:28 PM »
For the benefit of those of us who are somewhat cloth eared like me... what are they saying please?
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