Ingalls Orders Automated Shipyard Equipment
Mississippi-based Ingalls Shipbuilding has formalized a future working collaboration with Pemamek Ltd. as the shipyard placed an order for automated PEMA Bulkhead production line. The agreement is a continuum for the large-scale PEMA welding automation solutions delivered in 2017.
PEMA Bulkhead production line will be delivered as a turnkey installation. The solution consists of integrated milling, advanced one-sided welding station with MAG process, profile and T-beam assembling and tack-welding solutions, as well as two robotized welding portals both of which includes two robots and special conveyor solutions.
The agreement also includes comprehensive spare part package and preventive maintenance with a warranty extension.
Ingalls is the largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants, and has built nearly 70 percent of the U.S. Navy fleet of warships.
With the state-of-the-art production line, Ingalls will be able to raise its level of automation, productivity and quality in bulkhead panel production.
The project is implemented in two separate phases where the first phase includes design and engineering and the second phase procurement and installation. The solution will be delivered in the spring 2019, and production will start by the end of the year 2019.