Shipbuilding & Marine

The small components that power international trade

Every day billions of dollars’ worth of goods and merchandise are ferried across the world’s seas via cargo ships. It’s fair to say that the shipping industry is the backbone of international trade as they carry the huge and heavy goods between continents. But for all their size and power, cargo ships would be nothing without the millions of smaller components that keep them running.

At the Nord-Lock Group we want to ensure that each bolted joint on your cargo ship, ferry or marine application is safe and secure. The sheer number of bolted joints on any one ship means that it is hugely beneficial to have fastener solutions that can be applied quickly and easily. That’s why our Superbolt tensioners allow you to tighten bolts with high preloads using only hand tools.

Weight and size are also important considerations in order to maximize both space and fuel efficiency. Our Nord-Lock washers are small but extremely powerful locking mechanisms that you can rely on to stay put. They even feature corrosion protection, which is essential considering the exposure to seawater inherent in this environment. Solutions from the Nord-Lock Group are common throughout the whole ship building industry from large cargo ships and tankers, right down to the critical joints on yachts and ferries.

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