Offshore / Shipbuilding

Steel for use in shipbuilding has been developed to suit the specific challenges faced by ships and offshore structures. For example, forces that change from compression to tension, or temperatures that change from hot to cold. "Splash Zone" is a well-known concept where ships and offshore structures are subjected to harsh conditions. An offshore/shipbuilding steel is characterised by:

  • Welding is easy
  • It has good elongation properties
  • It has good toughness values

Shipbuilding steel is divided into different groups. The most common groups are A, D, E, D36, E36 and E40. We can supply plates with thickness up to 250 mm, width up to 4000 mm and length up to 16000 mm.