The tale behind the runaway metro saving ‘Whale Tails’ sculpture

The tale behind the runaway metro saving ‘Whale Tails’ sculpture

At 12:30 A.M. on 2 November, a runaway Dutch metro was saved by a whale tail sculpture. The metro had burst through the buffer stop while approaching the end of the line in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands. Solico engineered the sculpture which caught the runaway train, preventing a total catastrophe. 

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The composite engineering of a unique sport boat: meet the Flynt 956 Nova!

The composite engineering of a unique sport boat: meet the Flynt 956 Nova!

Sport boat fanatics from all over the world will soon rejoice over a new brand entering the high-end market as we speak. We are referring to Flynt: high-end, high-performance powerboats, hand-built in the Netherlands and masterpieces of elegance and contemporary design and luxury. Solico was closely involved during the process of the creation of this unique boat.

Customer: Flynt

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Canopy and mast for yacht Broadwater

Canopy and mast for yacht Broadwater

Yacht Broadwater was built in 1994 at a length of 52m. During her refit in 2019, executed by Huisfit, it was extended by 4m. Another striking change to the yachts contour is seen on top: the addition of a full composite canopy and radarmast! 

Customer: Rondal, Royal Huisman

Photos: Tom van Oossanen

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Welcome
to Solico composite engineering

Solico is BeNeLux's largest composite engineering company, and has been active in this line of work since 1989. We have provided composite engineering and manufacturing solutions for numerous prominent clients in various sectors, such as: ArchitectureAutomotiveDefenceIndustrial and Maritime

Our primary focus is always the best design, which we can achieve as we are completely independent and have no relationship to any specific materials or production methods. Craftsmanship, enthusiasm, committed employees and more than 30 years of experience in composites creates a synergy that results in the best solution possible.

Smart solutions in composites
Solico provides services such as engineering, quality testing via our lab and the possibility for an office on site.

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