13/05/2013

Teekay Couplings are Preferred Choice on M5

Teekay Couplings are Preferred Choice on M5

M5 in sail before its extensive re-fit at pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth.

M5 in sail before its extensive re-fit at pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth.

The world’s largest sailing sloop M5 is currently at Pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth undergoing a major refit. The vessel was built at VT Shipbuilding and used Teekay Coupling extensively throughout her grey water and bilge systems.

At the onset of the refit Pendennis shipyard approached Armada Marine Hydraulics to survey the existing couplings. Chris Webb from Teekay attended M5 along with Paul Marshall from Armada’s commercial team and following an extensive survey they submitted a technical proposal to Pendennis’s project team on which couplings could be re-used and which should be replaced.

The report stated the existing Teekay couplings had performed very well and whilst a large number could be re-used it was recommended that some of the existing mild steel couplings were replaced with fire proof and stainless versions to improve on their performance and lifespan.

Pendennis awarded Armada the contract and for approximately 150 couplings.

For more information on Teekay Couplings please contact Paul Marshall on Commercial sales 

Paul.marshall@armadamh.co.uk

0044 1326 375566