The marine industry consists of various sectors which include, shipbuilding, servicing/repairing, port operations and ship bunkering.
The reparation of the ship through welding has a very long tradition with technology being a key driver for the marine engineering sector. Modern shipbuilding known as block construction makes considerable use of prefabricated sections with entire multi-deck segments of the hull or superstructure built which are then transported to the building dock or slipway, then lifted into place. The most modern shipyards pre-install equipment like pipes, electrical cables, and any other components within the blocks, to minimize the effort needed to assemble or install components deep within the hull once it is welded together. Modern ships, since roughly 1940, have been produced almost exclusively of welded steel.
Dura-Metal supported the industry with the introduction of welding, PTA, Laser Cladding and HVOF methodologies. Our product range includes the above methodologies, consumables as well as product development on stainless steels, cast iron, high-strength low-alloy and non-ferrous materials (copper, nickel, aluminium, titanium). In addition, Dura-Metal plays a vital role in the joint development of parts for the various marine industry’s applications.