A large tanker repairs in dry dock. Shipyard Gdansk, Poland.

Innovation in shibuilding

Faster, safer outfitting for marine vessels

Shipbuilding outfitting traditionally relies heavily on welding. Welded studs and structures are a mainstay for applications such as piping, HVAC, cable tray supports, access platforms and integrated floors. However, welding has limitations in certain situations where a faster and more easy-to-modify application is preferred.

Our innovative solutions for shipbuilding complement essential hot work methods, resulting in labor savings and cleaner, safer working conditions. Most solutions come with product type approvals (and approvals in principle) from marine classification bodies and have a proven track record of use in rigorous military shipbuilding environments. 

Modular platforms and stairs

Flexible solutions for corrosive environments

Shipbuilding relies on the efficient installation of platforms and stairs. However, traditional methods of installing checker-plate systems are cumbersome. Multi-piece clamps are slow to install, easy to drop and loosened by vibration. Welding requires hot-work permits and demands lengthy post-work touch-up. By contrast, our modular platforms and stairs are flexible and easier to install. Grating fasteners can be quickly installed by a single person from the top of the grating and they can be easily removed for maintenance work. Blunt-tipped grating fasteners for corrosive shipbuilding environments help prevent paint penetration, meaning that post-installation touch-up work is reduced to a minimum. 

Light-duty cable management

No-weld, modular systems

We offer a range of cable management solutions, suited to the demands of the shipbuilding industry. Reliable and fast to install, they also give you the ability to visually check installation quality. From cable clamps and holders, through to channels, cable ladders and cable trays, these modular systems can be easily fixed using cordless tools – meaning no welding is necessary. Flexible sealing lips in inserts also allow for sealing of non-uniform cable diameters. We can assist you with cable management system design and provide you with relevant type approvals for your marine applications. 

Fastening equipment to steel

Increased productivity and safety

For light-duty shipbuilding applications requiring the fastening of equipment to steel, welding isn’t always the most appropriate method – hot work usually leads to rework. Our fastening on steel solutions include threaded stud fasteners for quick and effective fastening of industrial instrumentation, lighting fixtures, cable management systems and ladders. They increase productivity in corrosive environments and can take dynamic, high-shock loads. They are also supplied with product type approvals (or approvals in principle) from marine classification bodies. Combining these solutions with our cordless power tools for fastening also allows you to increase productivity and safety while reducing onsite fatigue.  

Cable tray and ladder supports

Easy-to-modify, adaptable systems

When routing cables in a shipbuilding project, flexibility and safety are key. Solutions such as heavy-load cable trays and waterfall supports are effective, but also suffer from major drawbacks. Not only do they have lengthy installation times, they are also difficult to adapt when you need to re-route cables. By contrast, our modular cable tray and cable ladder supports can be installed more quickly and modified with greater ease, reducing the need for costly alterations. They also allow you to integrate HVAC and piping with cabling, significantly reducing installation costs. Specialist 3D modeling software also lets you design cable tray and cable ladder supports with the correct approvals.  

Multi-discipline supports

Route different services simultaneously

We offer shipbuilding specialists a range of modular support systems that can be used for the simultaneous routing of pipes, ventilation, sprinkler, electrical and seismic applications. Flexible and easily adjustable, these patented multi-discipline supports include an innovative grid approach that allows the end-user to decouple engineering and constructions. They also make it easier to route high-voltage cables without encountering sharp bends. Removing the need for laborious welding and separate MEP supports, these solutions offer you more reliable, faster-to-install support systems for a wide range of projects and applications. 

Firestop sealing

High performance, lower cost firestopping

Fire protection is critical in any shipbuilding outfitting project. If fire breaks out, it needs to be contained for as long as it takes to extinguish it. We provide a high-performing range of passive firestopping products, ranging from firestop sleeves and pathways for cable penetrations, through to cast-in devices, firestop collars and bandages, putties and preformed joints and cavity barriers. These solutions can also help reduce costs in shipbuilding projects. Hilti Firestop Documentation Manager software supports with the product selection, design, planning, specification and documentation. 

Energy and industry project solutions

From mining to onshore oil and gas to shipbuilding, bring down the total costs of your asset over its entire life cycle with end-to-end project solutions that combine software, hardware and services. 

Protect your teams

To help you reduce the risk of accidents and injuries on your jobsites, we invest heavily in safety technologies – whether it's tool-based dust control solutions, training, or systems for tracking worker certication. 

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Control tool costs

Simplify your financial planning and administration with our fleet management service. Pay a fixed monthly fee for all your tools including their use, service and repair costs. Say goodbye to hidden costs.

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