Composite in the offshore industry
Holland Composites is well acquainted with and well known in the maritime offshore sector. In the past we already made composite sonar domes for large frigate vessels. Nowadays we make composite deckhouses for Windcat Workboats. Composite is lightweight, extremely strong and does not corrode: perfect characteristics for use in the offshore world.
Compared to steel deckhouses, a composite deckhouse saves many thousands of kilos. This not only reduces the top weight of the boat considerably, it also offers other major advantages:
– Fuel savings
– Greater stability
– Increased comfort
– Reduced risk of seasickness
Because composite is also very sound-absorbing, it becomes much quieter in the cabin and therefore more comfortable to stay in. Another major maintenance time and cost saving advantage is the fact that composite deckhouses are corrosion free. Should a repair be necessary in a highly unlikely case, then welding is not necessary. As a result, there is no risk of fire or even explosion due to welding sparks and safety on board is further increased. It is also no longer necessary to shut down a ship or take it to a maintenance dock for this purpose.
The users of the Windcat Workboats are very pleased with the composite deckhouses on their boats, such as Captain Matthias Schelenz: “The comfort, speed and fuel consumption of these boats is really amazing, and I often hear from passengers that we have the best boat compared to all other crewtender boats. Our customers love the comfort, the modern look and the silence in our passenger area.”
By using composite elements instead of traditional materials, you as a boat owner or shipping company can save not only on fuel costs, but also on maintenance costs. This also reduces overall and annual costs. Investing in composite offshore products is therefore very rewarding and has a fast payback period.
Are you looking for robust, lightweight solutions for your fleet or offshore project? Then contact Holland Composites, the experts in high-quality composite solutions, both on land and at sea. Call us on +31 (0) 320 28 18 77 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.