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World's biggest stainless steel anchor!



 


Novi Ligure, March 27th 2013


(Abstract from Press review)

The world's biggest SHHP anchor (Super High Holding Power) made of DUPLEX ®, a very special stainless steel with amazing mechanical proprieties and very resistant to the corrosion was delivered to the world's largest yacht total length about 180 meters, built by a shipyard located in North Europe.

Of course there are bigger anchors, the world's biggest ever weight 75 tons, but not made of stainless steel!

The PTW+ ® type anchor 2.025 Kg was produced by Italian company called Posidonia, with head offices in Genoa and recently moved to Novi Ligure was tested by Russian Maritime Register Of Shipping and from Germanischer Lloyd on the Posidonia's testing bench.

The Proof test of the anchors was 582 kN (the maximum power of the testing bench is 4905 kN, approx. 500 ton)

The bidding was won by Posidonia in competition with the only other two producer of SHHP anchors; one company from Netherland and the other from New Zeland

Il Secolo XIX
  Articolo 31 Marzo 2013 (Pdf, ~410KB)









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