Samsung Heavy Industries
European oil & gas
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Advanced Insulation Opening a production facility in Korea close to Samsung Heavy Industries meant that Advanced Insulation was able to meet any requirements on site. A major concern in building an offshore platform is weight and the fact that platforms are becoming heavier. With Engineers on the lookout for materials which can dramatically reduce the overall weight, Advanced Insulation launched ContraFlame® MS400 - H120 Lightweight Under-Deck Insulation. The system is fully certified, and with its phenolic GRP coating acting as a jointless barrier across the entire system, it is suitable for under-decks in the splash zone.
well as 15 overseas branch offices and a further two manufacturing subsidiaries. The Geoje shipyard today operates three docks, the longest of which is dock number three that comes in at 640 metres long, 97.5 metres wide and 13 metres deep. The facility boasts the world’s highest rate, with each dock capable of turning over ten ships per year, allowing Geoje to launch 30 vessels annually. This impressive rate of delivery is inspired by the company’s scientific approach to vessel construction, which includes the use of large ship blocks combined with shortened times for engine installation. Instead of using the conventional system of assembling smaller blocks, SHI made huge blocks five to six times larger than those typically used, weighing as much as 3000 tons. With this method, SHI is able to greatly enhance facility efficiency and reduce construction time. The use of advanced technology during construction has bolstered the efficiency of shipbuilding at SHI, which has developed remarkably intelligent robotic systems throughout its building process. These include a spider automatic welding robot for LNG cargo tanks, a wall-climbing, vacuum blasting robot and an inspection and pipe cleaning robot. This enables the company to record a 68 per
cent automation rate, ensuring quality, safe construction and security. At every step of the production process SHI is dedicated to observing the strictest standards in quality, environmental and health and safety control, ensuring client peace of mind and an excellent end product. SHI continues to go from strength to strength and 2013 has proven to be another fruitful year for the company. Its stellar reputation and industry-leading manufacturing facilities have allowed the division to secure a number of important contracts throughout the year that will allow it to further demonstrate its shipbuilding prowess. Throughout June 2013 the company won several contracts with distinguished operators from around the world, including orders for drillships, jack-ups rigs and turnkey solutions for FPSO. UK drilling company, Ensco placed its eighth order with SHI for a new drillship during June. SHI’s drillship market share is 42 per cent. During June 2013, SHI also announced that its Nigerian subsidiary (Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria), had received a letter of agreement to supply the world’s largest FPSO. The agreement was later confirmed as a full turnkey contract valued at around three billion dollars, with construction due to commence in 2017. The sizable vessels will be 330 metres long, 61 metres wide and capable of storing 2.3 million barrels of oil once completed. Commenting on the project, Dae-young Park said: “Following the turnkey contract to supply the ultra-large offshore plant worth $2.7 billion that was signed with INPEX in 2012, our offshore plant construction competencies have gained global recognition by winning another ultra-large turnkey contract. We will lead the global offshore plant market with our technological excellence.”
Published on Jan 14, 2014