MARINE / OFFSHORE

MARINE / OFFSHORE

GLAVA’s insulation solutions have found their way onto Havyard’s new ships.

Sailing offshore with GLAVA®

Havyard Ship Technology is now building ships featuring acoustic and fire safety insulation solutions from GLAVA®. These provide a significant weight saving compared with traditional alternatives.

“GLAVA’s products are ideal for us,” enthuses Vidar Sandøy, Accommodation Coordinator at Havyard Ship Technology AS. “They are lightweight, good to work with, easy to install and generate very little dust.”

The company builds offshore boats, construction boats, icebreakers and fishing boats for customers around the world. Their new Havyard 832 SOV vessels, which are to be used in the construction of offshore wind farms, have been built using acoustic, thermal and fire safety insulation solutions from GLAVA.

“At the start of the project, we had a number of meetings to discuss which options could meet the requirements for fire prevention and noise reduction, while ensuring that the total insulation package would weigh as little as possible,” explains GLAVA’s Kjetil Bjørgen. “Acoustic insulation is particularly important in the marine segment, because noise and vibrations from the motor or engine can easily propagate through the steel structure of the ship to every deck.”

Quick Cover
Saint-Gobain Isover has developed and certified solutions for walls and roofs that specifically meet these criteria. A60 Bulkhead and Deck are so-called “Quick Cover” solutions, certified with U SeaProtect products, which, unlike the traditional competition, do not need to be laid in two complete layers.

“These solutions are highly cost-effective to install. Fewer square meters of insulation are needed, resulting in a weight saving of up to 45 per cent,” reports Kjetil Bjørgen of GLAVA®. 

These solutions are highly cost-effective to install. Fewer square meters of insulation are needed, resulting in a weight saving of up to 45 per cent.
Kjetil Bjørgen, Key Account Manager Marine/Offshore GLAVA® 

Trial run for installation
While construction was ongoing, GLAVA® visited Havyard and demonstrated the products to the purchasers and to the foremen who would be using them. Arrangements were also made for Havyard’s employees to carry out a trial installation. The feedback from the installers was that these products and solutions made the installation work much easier. 

“GLAVA® provides excellent support for its products, and has been extremely helpful whenever we have had questions about product selection or installation,” reports Vidar Søndøy of Havyard Ship Technology AS.