Lowering Shipbuilding Costs with Immersive Training
The fiercely competitive domestic boatbuilding industry looks for any advantage in the day-to-day battle for bottom line efficiencies. ‘XR Technologies’ offer an edge to shipyards as they grow their workforce.In the shipyard, skills such as welding and coating are in high demand. The ability to lay down a proper bead, or perfect the mil build on a ship’s hull can make the difference between a successful project and a failed inspection. XR technologies are valuable compliments to traditional training programs (XR is an umbrella category for virtual reality [VR]…
The (Welding) Tools of the Trade
The fast-paced marine industry faces constant demands for efficiency and productivity – both from its workers and the equipment they use. That’s why, five years ago, MetalCraft Marine embarked upon a much-needed welding equipment upgrade when it discovered that the machines spent more time in repair mode than in active production. The Kingston, Ontario-based integrated designer and builder of custom, high-performance, aluminum workboats, which also operates a U.S. facility in Cape Vincent…
Senesco Invests in New Welding System
Senesco Marine Shipyard on the U.S. northeast coast has invested in a more productive and efficient welding system, concluding a deal with Pemamek to deliver a PEMA Welding Portal for the welding of double bottoms and subassemblies. Senesco Marine, a Reinauer Transportation Company, is a shipyard for new construction and vessel repair in the Northeast, consisting of 26 acres of Narragansett Bay waterfront property. To further boost its fabrication capability, Senesco trusted in PEMA’s welding automation technology and made a deal of a twin robot welding gantry.
Seaspan’s Selects PEMA Equipment for NSPS Project
The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) is an initiative of the Canadian Government to build new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard. Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards won the right to bid on the non-combat vessels under this strategy, and as such is proceeding with a $200 million Shipyard Modernization Program to support execution. As a part of modernization project, Seaspan selected PEMA welding automation equipment for their panel production.
Keppel FELS Implements Modern Welding Upgrade
Keppel FELS’ existing panel line shop is upgraded with PEMA Welding Automation. PEMA Welding Automation has been appointed by rig builder Keppel FELS to implement the latest in modern welding automation system for their production facilities. The solution is first-of-its-kind enabling Keppel FELS to have the world’s most technologically advanced panel line and supportive micro panel line for manufacturing the oil rigs. Having successfully delivered almost half of the world’s new-build jack-up rigs and a third of the semisubmersibles in the past decade…
Pemamek Wins Contract
Pemamek Oy Ltd was recently awarded a contract of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, construction and delivery of a micro panel line. Commissioning in early 2013, the new modern micro panel line replaces the existing one. This new line will increase the shipyard’s productivity and therefore improve Aker Philadelphia Shipyards positioning at the market. Additionally, Pemamek Ltd contracted a yearly maintenance contract for the equipment and software for fully support in periodical maintenance and so enabling continuous production.
Lincoln Electric's UltraCore HD-C Wire Provides High Deposition Rates for Shipbuilding Applications
New UltraCore HD-C Wire from Lincoln Electric Provides High Deposition Rates in All Positions for Shipbuilding and Many Other Applications. UltraCore® HD-C is a mild-steel gas-shielded flux-cored wire produced by Lincoln Electric. It’s an ideal choice for out-of-position welding requirements with 100 percent CO2 in the shipbuilding industry and other fabrication applications. Designed to provide high deposition rates and a flat bead appearance in all positions, UltraCore HD-C delivers premium arc performance and fast-freezing slag with a low fume-generation rate. UltraCore HD-C has a wide operating range and is able to reach deposition rates of up to 10 lbs/hour, even in out-of-position applications.
Lincoln Electric Experts to Speak at Welding Conference
Lincoln Electric Welding Experts to Speak at 14th Annual Aluminum Welding Conference. Two aluminum welding experts will represent The Lincoln Electric Company on the speakers’ platform at the 14th Annual Aluminum Welding Conference, sponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS), Sept. 20-21, at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lincoln Electric’s Frank Armao will discuss “Metal Preparation for Aluminum Welding” on Tues., Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. Mark Burke, from Lincoln Electric subsidiary company Indalco Alloys, will cover “Gas Metal Arc Welding of Aluminum Alloys” on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.aws.org/w/a/conferences/index.html. For more information on Lincoln Electric, visit www.lincolnelectric.com.
New Marine Technology: The Hallmark of SMM 2000
The SMM exhibition in Hamburg has once again proven that it is the cradle of marine technology and the grand-daddy of all marine exhibitions. On display in 12 separate halls were more than 1,300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, launching new products and discussing business with an estimated 37,000 visitors. More telling that sheer numbers, in this case, is the feeling of the exhibition and the ubiquitous marine technology theme. The quality of attendee and exhibitor is always high, but this edition of the bi-annual exhibition seemed especially charged due to the many positives currently running throughout the full spectrum of the maritime market.