CRIST Offshore Sp. zo.o., Gdynia, Poland
The specialist for offshore constructions and platforms
The CRIST shipyard in Gdynia has the longest dry-dock in Poland and specialises in building giant constructions and ships for the offshore sector. About 150 people work in the shipyard's offshore sector. The company has relied on ABICOR BINZEL's flexible welding torches for many years.
Reliability and quality in large dimensions
Practically everything that is manufactured in the 379 m long dry-dock in the CRIST shipyard is huge. Examples of this are the pipelaying vessel "Ceona Amazon", or the "Jack-up" and "Innovation", which are installation vessels for the construction of offshore wind parks – all three vessels are over 100 metres long.
In these gigantic constructions the welding seams are immensely long as well, but still have to be perfect to meet the high safety and quality standards. For this reason, the shipyard tests all seams and documents the data for at least five years. In order to be able to guarantee the quality reliably, CRIST Offshore attaches great importance to the choice of welding torches and to training and further training of the around 50 welders.
Economic efficiency through flexibility
CRIST Offshore has decided to use the air-cooled torch series ABIMIG® A T LW. The flexible applications, the low weight of the torches and their high cost-effectiveness were decisive here. What is also important is the facility for adapting the torches on site to each welding job in the shortest time by changing the torch neck. This means there is no need to go to the maintenance department. In addition, the various possible combinations of flexible or rigid torch necks in different lengths and geometries provide optimum accessibility even in out-of-position welding.
Along with the high quality of welding torches, CRIST also appreciates the service: the competent field service staff from ABICOR BINZEL Poland are on hand to assist the shipyard at any time with advice and help, for example, in the development of special solutions for the particular demands of shipbuilding, as well as with training units for welders.