After showing and explaining to EMC how easy it is to install and remove our bolts, they made a conscious decision to standardize on hydraulically installed Radial Fit Bolts on the tail-shaft connection of all their new ‘owned’ vessels.
EMC awarded Imabari shipyard (Japan) the build of 10 off x 2800 container ships, 211m long and 32.8m wide.
In 2016 PILGRIM, together with HARADA (agent) presented the advantages of PILGRIM’s technical proposal using Hydraulically Installed Radial Fit Bolts for the tailshaft connections
Each vessel consisted of 12 off: 95mm Ø x 270mm & 12 off: 95mm Ø x 280mm RFB’s and 1 off Bolt tensioning kit and a hydraulic hand pump
As per the contract PILGRIM managed to deliver all 10 sets of bolts, on-time and to full contract requirements.