Brombach + Gess




Window Spare Parts Service - Marine Refitting

Even after the ships have been put into service and beyond the warranty period, we are at your disposal with our experience and know-how.

We support you at any time with the supply of window spare parts and also carry out large Refitting- and Refurbishment projects, considering the requirements of the customers and the criteria of the classification societies.

The tight schedules of a dry dock as well as the quality and safety standards are taken into account.

Thanks to our many years of experience in the management of large and complex projects, we have an excellent organisation and a fast and punctual service worldwide.


Window spare parts service

You can easily and conveniently identify what replacement window you need in the Opens internal link in current windowcustomer login area of our website. Deck and pane plans for your ship are provided there. You will find the windows listed with the associated order numbers there.

The replacement window you need is delivered worldwide for you. Naturally, you can also get the necessary adhesive materials from us.

Window replacement complete service

For you, using our window replacement complete service means: we take on the complete handling of your glass service job. You tell us which window needs to be replaced - we coordinate the replacement of the glass on the ship according to your time and location specifications. We organize the necessary equipment and infrastructure on board and our experienced installation team, certified as “European Adhesive Bonders”, carries out the window replacement.

With our mobile “GlassBuG”, we can now install windows from the interior of the ship. We thus avoid using expensive port cranes.

Window replacement supervision

Do you already have an on-board installation team? In that case, we can provide you with an experienced supervisor for window replacement who will lead your team.

They ensure that the window replacement is done in accordance with the certification companies’ regulations.

Glass check-up and glass maintenance training


With our glass check-up service, we help you to establish a budget which you should allow for the maintenance of your glass surfaces - particularly in advance of a dry dock project.
This glass check-up service includes a detailed report which examines the condition of the glass on board according to the following two criteria:

  • Immediate, necessary replacement because the glass is broken or constitutes a safety hazard and
  • according to the criteria of optical interference for the passengers making replacement of the pane appear sensible.

An average value provides the urgency of or recommendation concerning the next step for the glass in question.

Your benefits:

  • You get an overview of the condition of all glass on board..
  • You avoid more major and extensive damage to previously damaged glass caused by repairing damaged window seals.
  • The urgency of the replacement is evaluated with consideration of upcoming time in the dry dock.
  • Correct budget estimation for glass in advance of time in the dry dock.


    We are also happy to instruct your crew in the proper care and handling of glass and joint maintenance! We provide your crew with the basic knowledge to ensure more peace of mind thanks to the use of approved and proven materials and methods for glass maintenance.




    Extensive Refurbishment and Refitting projects

    Many existing vessels of the world market will be upgraded to the standard of the more recent vessels.
    Reasons for this are given as being the new and strikt IMO air emission regulations whereby the ships change the use of LNG as fuel, or a changeover from heavy fuel oil to marine gas oil. Second the increasing numbers of passengers, extended capacities are necessary. These capacities are created by the installation of additional balconies and extension of additional open deck spaces and cabins.

    Brombach + Gess has responded to this trend. Together with specialized experts we manage complete glass refitting projects, the installation of additional windscreens and glass facades, refinishing of the jointing between the glasses, and the installation of balconies.

    To help make your refurbishment project a successful one, we recommend planning this project with our 3 step-plan that includes our extensive experience in glass works, glass care and Refurbishment and Refitting projects.

    Step 1:  Evaluating scope of work

    At the beginning of such a project we offer to send an experienced glass expert to your ship to perform a Glass Check-up for better project planning and avoidance of surprising costs. This expert will help you to identify the glasses and the scope of the project.

    Step 2: Choose our service for Glass Works

    After identifying the scope of the glass works, you can choose between our three possible Services to perform the project:

    • Window Spare Parts Service
    • Window Replacement Complete Service
    • Window Replacement Supervision


    Step 3:  Glass Care Service

    To ensure that your glass will stay in good condition we offer you a Crew Training on Glass Care. The crew will learn all necessary knowledge about the safe and correct handling of glass in matters of glass cleaning and jointing care.
    Supplemented with our service for glass check-up, this will ensure you have an overview of the condition of the glasses on your vessel and also helps avoid irreparable damage to an otherwise repairable glass.

    Refitting and Refurbishment project
    Refitting and Refurbishment project
    Refitting and Refurbishment project
    Ship Glass Service
    Refitting and Refurbishment project


    Why Brombach + Gess Replacement Glasses?

    Our replacement windows are based on the following features so that you receive a high-quality product from us:

    • Heat-Soak Test
      A nickel sulfide inclusion in the glass that is not visible to the eye can lead to spontaneous glass breakage. In order to minimize the risk, our glasses are always tested by a heat-soak test. In this test, the glass is exposed to a heat load of 290 degrees over several hours.

    • Reinforced edge seal / edge screen printing
      To protect the adhesive material, which is not resistant to UV light, the adhesive manufacturer SIKA demands protection from direct sunlight.
      For this reason, a light-proof edge screen print is applied to the edge of the glass to protect the adhesive from UV light. At the same time, edge screen printing also has a decorative character, usually using screen printing in the form of a dot screen. Screen printing consists of a ceramic ink that cannot be removed.




    • Climate values and Glass color
      Brombach + Gess uses replacement glasses that has the same sun and heat protection coatings as the original glass in order to maintain the required climatic values of the glass.
      Failure to comply with the climatic values can represent an additional expense for air conditioning in the interior.
      In order to also guarantee the optical color impression to the remaining glasses in the facade, we ensure that the replacement glass has the same color type as the original glass.

    • DIN ISO 614
      Our glasses are tested according to DIN ISO 614 and marked with a special triangular stamp. The test is a non-destructive procedure for testing the breaking strength of toughened safety glass panes. This test procedure is demaned by the certification companies.


    Brombach + Gess

    Tonny Madegwa
    Service & Spare Parts

    Europe and Mediterranean Sea

    Phone :  +49 (0) 7433 907 229 - 12
    Fax:        +49 (0) 7433 907 229 - 14

    Brombach + Gess

    Operations Manager USA

    USA and Caribbean Islands

    Cell: +1 239-471-8396