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International Project Series: Meyer Werft (Shipyard), Papenburg, Germany

The AIDA nova docking at Papenburg, Germany
The AIDA nova docking at Papenburg, Germany. (Source: Wikipedia)

From the Robertson Barracks project for the Australian Defence Force (read case study) to the Darwin Correction Centre in Northern Territory, it is common knowledge amongst our clients that we cover many industries around Australia. However, new clients are often unaware that our Tubepress® 316L stainless steel press fit range are used in high profile projects internationally. Here is an article to highlight one of the global projects using our 316L stainless steel press fit system.

Germany, Papenburg, shipyard Meyer Werft: US-Cruise ship under construction.
Germany, Papenburg, shipyard Meyer Werft: US-Cruise ship under construction. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Company

The Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg, Germany. Founded in 1795 and starting with small wooden vessels, today Meyer Werft is a builder with 700 ships of different types built at the yard. Meyer Werft has the third largest shipbuilding hall in the world. The Meyer Werft company has been solely owned and managed by the Meyer family for seven generations. 

Notable Achievements in Maritime Energy Transition

The AIDAnova is the largest cruise ship ever built in Germany and it is the most environmentally friendly. AIDAnova is the world's first ocean liner to run fully on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Using this system, the emission of fine dust and sulfur oxides can be eliminated, with nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide significantly reduced. The German government has awarded the ship the Blue Angel environmental seal for this technology - the first luxury cruise ship to do so.

 AIDANova Golden hour Papenburg
AIDANova Golden hour Papenburg (Photo by Wessel Blokzijl)

316L Stainless Steel Piping System

Meyer Werft selected Tubepress® 9000 series* 316L stainless steel for their Papenburg Shipyard. The 316L stainless steel series offers a high quality press fit system, with a size range from 15mm-108mm.

Installation Advantages

  • Simple tools – user friendly
  • No welding or hot work permits
  • Extensive press tool compatibility
  • Wide range of pipe sizes – 15mm to 108mm
  • Extensive range of fittings
  • Multiple international approvals
  • Built in – situ
  • OH&S friendly
  • Environmentally friendly

A significant feature of this range is the high pressure rating with the ability to exceed a pressure rating of 40 bar.

Tubepress® Pressure Ratings

Tubepress® Pressure Ratings

*Known as NiroSan® 9000 series in Europe.

To speak to one of our experts about our Tubepress® 316L range, call us on 1300 85 45 20

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