Pemamek Oy Ltd has agreed on design, construction and delivery of a flat panel line for Baku Shipyard LLC from Azerbaijan. After commissioning in early 2013, Baku Shipyard will operate a latest-technology flat panel line for ship panel fabrication in their new facility.
The scope of the delivery is a complete 12 m flat panel line with:
• PEMA OSW one-side welding station with magnet clamping
• PEMA PTU panel rotating system
• lifting boom arrangement for panel turning for two-sided welding
• PEMA SMP stiffener mounting and tack welding station
• PEMA SWP stiffener welding portal
• PEMA WMP web mounting and tack-welding station
• four PEMA SP service portals for finalising the welds
• PEMA TS transportation trains
• PEMA LOS load-out station
• and necessary conveyor lines.
The panel line utilises high-tech welding power sources from Lincoln Electric Corporation – Pemamek’s strategic global partner for providing world-leading welding equipment, technology and consumables. Together, Lincoln’s welding technology and PEMA’s welding automation solutions for shipyards and the offshore industry will bring unparalleled productivity to Baku Shipyard panel production.
“Baku Shipyard decided to invest in PEMA believing that, as one of the leading companies in the world, PEMA will be an excellent counterpart, committed to providing us with the best equipment and services that will contribute to our productivity and position us to deliver high quality jobs and projects for our clients,” says David Loh, General Manager of Baku Shipyard.
“We consider this a major breakthrough in our effort on the Caspian Sea shipbuilding market together with our agent, Caspian Engineering Technology (CET) of Azerbaijan,” says Jukka Rantala of PEMA. “We are really looking forward to work with SOCAR and Keppel Offshore and Marine, and see this project as an opportunity to forge good co-operation into long-term partnerships with them.”
A joint venture company formed by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Keppel Offshore and Marine (KOM), and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC), Baku Shipyard is expected to be ready by the end of 2013. Operated by KOM, the global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding, Baku Shipyard will carry out general marine engineering, shipbuilding and repair of vessels for clients operating on the Caspian Sea.
PEMA welding automation comes from Pemamek Oy Ltd, the world’s leading specialist in designing and manufacturing welding automation systems, and work-piece handling equipment. Pemamek uses and produces hi-tech: utilising the best available robot and automation technology, every PEMA product and system is uncompromisingly designed to improve customer competitiveness and productivity. Established in 1970, Pemamek has constantly strived to supply the best welding automation solutions in the world.
PEMA systems and comprehensive customer support services are specifically engineered for the heavy engineering, mobile machinery, civil construction, shipbuilding and offshore, industrial boiler, wind energy, and process and nuclear industries. PEMA products and services are used in more than 50 countries around the world.
Source: Pemamek Oy, May 25, 2012