Friends of TS Queen Mary Project

Abdul Akhtar

Abdul Akhtar

On Friday the 24th of February we were delighted to volunteer our services to assist in the decommissioning and removal of the existing air conditioning units from the TS Queen Mary.

The famous ship is going to be permanently berthed on the River Clyde and will be one of the UK’s largest interactive maritime exhibits, providing an unparalleled way of learning about our maritime and social history.

As well as a museum, the Queen Mary will be one of Scotland’s most unusual dining, wedding, corporate function, concert and arts venues. But before all of this is achievable, there is an extensive revamp required. This is where Friends of TS Queen Mary, B-DACS and other local companies come in.

Friends of TS Queen Mary was formed in 2012 to safeguard the future of TS Queen Mary, the Clyde’s last and Britain’s finest turbine excursion steamer. Their aim is to renew TS Queen Mary and return her to a new permanent berth on the River Clyde.

“The Clyde will give new life to TS Queen Mary and she – in return – can help give new life to the Clyde.”

This is a project we are more than happy to help with.

This is what our Engineers had to say:

Kevin Blacker
Install Co-ordinator: “Fascinating project decommissioning and ripping out the existing Air Conditioning Units and condensers. Great day helping out in such a historic vessel. Special thanks to Diane and Linzi for providing lunch’.

Brian Drummond
Director: “B-DACS were delighted to have been able to volunteer our services to work on such a fascinating project and find out more about the restoration plans as well as getting our team together. We were involved in removing the existing R22 air conditioning kit, which facilitated the need for the ship to retain its original 1933 appearance. As we all know there were no Daikin condensers in 1933. As a company, we look forward to seeing the fully restored version of the TS Queen Mary and it becoming a welcomed addition to the existing attractions of our City”

Iain Johnston
Air Conditioning Engineer: “Great to be given the opportunity to assist in restoring this historic 1930’s boat! Wish them every success in their project and can’t wait to see it when finished”

The B-DACS engineers working on board the TS Queen Mary

We look forward to assisting with the refurbishment of the Queen Mary.

If you would like to know more about the project or history of the ship, you can visit their website on

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