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 is used in high-profile projects internationally. In this article, we will explore one of the global projects using our 316L stainless steel press fit system.
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 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 is the most environmentally friendly. AIDAnova is the world’s first ocean liner to run fully on liquefied natural gas (LNG). This system eliminates the emission of fine dust and sulfur oxides, 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.
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.
- 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.