Senesco Invests in New Welding System

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 11, 2015

  • PEMA WeldControl 200 Create (Image courtesy of PEMA)
  • Senesco shipyard vessel (Image courtesy of PEMA)
  • PEMA WeldControl 200 Create (Image courtesy of PEMA) PEMA WeldControl 200 Create (Image courtesy of PEMA)
  • Senesco shipyard vessel (Image courtesy of PEMA) Senesco shipyard vessel (Image courtesy of PEMA)
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. Senesco needed more capacity, so to increase the throughput, the yard got a flexible, yet capable gantry that improves productivity and reduces man hours per vessel. 
 
“The next step for Senesco Marine is to produce not only Quality built vessels but at an increased pace to meet the needs of our customers. We currently are in a continuing build program for our current customers and at the same time are looking at new work for potential new customers. To be able to do this we are making the investment with PEMA to increase the throughput thus reducing the timeframe required to complete these vessels, which leaves room for even more opportunities. We are excited about this step of automation for the Shipyard and are looking forward to the relationship with PEMA as we endeavor to build Quality built vessels on time for our customers,” commented Mr. Michael J. Foster, Vice President and General Manager of Senesco.
 
Welding of double bottom structures takes plenty of hours; the work is dirty and very tough for welders. To make the job more productive and ergonomic for welders, the answer was automated welding. PEMA offered the solution: PEMA WeldControl 200 Vision in Welding Portal. PEMA WeldControl Vision system is a user-friendly programming method for the robotized welding of subassemblies and open block structures. With two Yaskawa robots and Lincoln Electric Power Wave power sources the integration of all welding systems is made perfect in PEMA Welding Portal.
 
Senesco Marine has built and delivered nearly two dozen 60k, 80K and 100K barrel double-hulled fuel and chemical barges with accompanying ATB Tugs for clients, and is constructing a current line of 100K barrel double-hulled fuel and chemical barges with accompanying ATB Tugs.
 
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