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    All-in-one helideck and swimming pool floor

    All-in-one helideck and swimming pool floor

    Swimming pools on-board of yachts often take up valuable outdoor deck space. For this reason, Solico developed a double function moveable swimming pool floor and helideck all-in-one. Since that time, we engineered eight similar carbon fibre floors for other yachts. 

    Customer: Various

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    Wajer 37 a timeless beauty

    Wajer 37 a timeless beauty

    Voted Boat of the Year in 2006, the Wajer 37 should not be left out of our portfolio. This blast from the past is still on our list of projects on which we are proud of. Solico is responsible for the marine engineering from head to toe of this timeless beauty, it contains a smart, lightweight construction that can be built efficiently. 

    Marine engineering

    Customer: Wajer

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    RHIB2000

    RHIB2000

    In order to make the small RHIB 2000 go even faster and withstand even higher loads, the hulls were redesigned by Solico. After construction of the new hulls the weight savings became crystal clear!

    Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

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    Superrhibs

    Superrhibs

    The superrhibs of the Royal Dutch Navy were eposed to the fiercest of loads. Solico designed multiple improvements to the Superrhibs. This enabled them to deal with the pressures drug transport interceptions and other tough missions.

    Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

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    Bowsprit Polina Star IV

    Bowsprit Polina Star IV

    Solico engineered the bowsprit for the yacht Polina Star IV. The A-frame ìs fabricated in carbon fibre epoxy and is used primarily to set the Code-0 or gennaker.

    Customer: 2MV and Contest Yachts

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    Composite integrated masts

    Composite integrated masts

    Modern mast design integrates as many functions as possible inside the mast geometry. The outer shell is now used for a multitude of functions, amongst which are radar reflection. The mast, being the highest part of the ship, is the best candidate for weight savings. 

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    Roughneck carbon 1010

    Roughneck carbon 1010

    This stylish 10 meter RIB is very seaworthy, even at high speeds. This is partly due to the double-stepped hull. Solico is proud to have done the composite engineering of hull-, deck-, transom and internals of this bold rib on behalf of Roughneck.

    Customer: Roughneck

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    Booms

    Booms

    Carbon fibre booms for sailing yachts are a challenge for every engineer. The booms are typically designed to withstand gigantic loads - Rondal, Royal Huisman.

    Customer: Rondal, Royal Huisman

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    Quay, Hoboken

    Quay, Hoboken

    Together with Vink BVBA, Solico worked on the quay bridge for Umicore. The bridge is 120 meters long and is made 100% of composite material. The bridge is composed of several parts which were assembled using bolts, nuts and connection profiles. 

    Customer: Vink BVBA

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    GRP flue gas ducts

    GRP flue gas ducts

    Solico provided the structural designs and delivered the construction drawings for several GRP flue gas ducts of coal powered power plants. 

    Customer: Plasticon

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    Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Centre, Tel Aviv

    Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Centre, Tel Aviv

    The 5 roofs, designed to look like dove wings, were not achievable using conventional materials. The option of using concrete material measured over 1m in thickness. This would have resulted in a much too heavy weight for the building to sustain. 

    Customer: Holland Composites

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    Madurodam - Defeat the Waterwolf

    Madurodam - Defeat the Waterwolf

    The live size pumping station in Madurodam is a replica of the Cruquius pumping station, used in the Netherlands to drain lakes and reclaim land. This replica has 6m long 'cast-iron' look glass fibre reinforced composite arms that move the pumps. 

    Customer: Nedcam

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    Translucent canopy, Aalst

    Translucent canopy, Aalst

    An innovative Canopy for the new bus station in Aalst, Belgium was manufactured and placed by PolyProducts. Solico was responsible for the engineering of this challenging project. This is a genuine innovative project which shows that composites are not only very durable and strong but can look good as well. 

    Customer: Polyproducts

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    Façade University of Groningen

    Façade University of Groningen

    The façade of the University of Groningen is comprised of composite panels. 

    Customer: Holland Composites

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    Crash tender cabin

    Crash tender cabin

    Solico carried out the structural verification of the composite cabin of this airport crash tender, designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting. 

    Customer: Plastisol

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    GRP Cooling Towers

    GRP Cooling Towers

    Solico engineered and delivered the construction as well as the workshop drawings for several GRP cooling towers all over the world e.g. in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, etc.

    Customer: GEA

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    The Stratford Shoal, London

    The Stratford Shoal, London

    A shimmering wall of titanium leaves is featured in the Olympic village Metro station of London. The giant tree-like 250m long leaf structures are constructed from GRP skins over GRP frames and cladded on the outside by titanium skins. Composite material was chosen in this case for its durability and lightweight. The colour of the skin shifts from red to gold to blue in response to its context. 

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    Pedestrian and bicycle bridges

    Pedestrian and bicycle bridges

    In cooperation with W.B. BIJL B.V., Solico has developed a flexible pedestrian bridge concept, assembled from pultrusion profiles.

    Customer: Bijl Profielen

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    Sonar domes

    Sonar domes

    Solico developed a new generation of sonar domes for the Royal Dutch Navy. 

    Customers: Royal Dutch Navy and the Royal Danish Navy

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    FRISC

    FRISC

    The newest workboats of the Royal Dutch Navy were tweaked by Solico to improve the overall performance. Using years of Rhib designing experience, Solico is capable of delivering the best optimizations to your design!

    Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

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    Gun shield

    Gun shield

    The composite gun shield of this frigate has been modified to absorb the “green” water loads, that are typical to the northern waters.

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    Landing crafts

    Landing crafts

    Solico engineered the composite wheelhouses and covers of these landing crafts. The wheelhouse has been designed to sustain the strain from the impact of the waves.
    Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

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    Mine hunters

    Mine hunters

    Solico engineered numerous modifications and refits for GRP mine hunters, e.g. sonar plugs, modification J-deck, etc.

    Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

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    Composite submarine superstructure

    Composite submarine superstructure

    Solico delivered the engineering calculations and structural drawings of the composite demountable Walrus-submarine superstructure. 

    Customer: Royal Dutch Navy

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    Amphora

    Amphora

    Amphora is a software program developed by Solico for the calculation and optimization of fibre reinforced thermoset tanks and silos - MIP, Spiromatic, Polem, Plasticon Composites.

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    Façade 'Stedelijk’ museum Amsterdam

    Façade 'Stedelijk’ museum Amsterdam

    Materialising an architect's dream of a seamless façade of more than 100 meters in length is not an easy task. An aluminium façade of this dimension would expand far too much and is not suitable for this aim - Holland Composites Industrials, Teijin

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    Masts

    Masts

    Solico engineered the radar masts for multiple super yachts. Low weight and radar transparency are the key benefits of composite materials in these structures.

    Customer:
    2MV composites, Rondal, Royal Huisman

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  • ​Meet Solico at the Neds

    ​Meet Solico at the Neds

    On 28 November 2019 the NEDS (Exhibition Defence and Security) will take place. This event was formerly known as the NIDV exhibition. It is the largest exhibition in the Netherlands in the field of Defence and Security and is exclusively open to professionals from this sector.

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    PWR robot lever

    PWR robot lever

    Solico performed the finite element analysis to optimize the laminate layup within the high stiffness requirements. 

    Customer: Refitech B.V.

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    Bulk trailer

    Bulk trailer

    Together with our customer, Solico developed a bulk carrier trailer for transporting sludge (residue from the purification of waste water). The integration of the lightweight characteristic in the design offers a larger load capacity. 

    Customer:Polem, CCH

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    Dashboard bulkhead – Luxurious camping car

    Dashboard bulkhead – Luxurious camping car

    Solico provided the expertise to build a 100% composite material dashboard bulkhead for the luxurious camping cars of Niesmann+Bischoff. 

    Customer: Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH

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    Maeslant storm surge barrier

    Maeslant storm surge barrier

    The Maeslant barrier has been fitted with new bearings, using composite materials, which have been developed by Rijkswaterstaat and Solico. These bearings combine a low friction coefficient with a very high load capacity. For this purpose, steel bearings are not strong enough. The use of composite bearings has proven to be highly efficient as this has led to time and cost savings in the maintenance activities.

    Customer: Rijkswaterstaat

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    Giant scales with LED lights, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

    Giant scales with LED lights, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

    The giant scales made of glass fibre composite were engineered by Solico. These 5 scales were created for the museum for the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition. 

    Customer: Nedcam

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    Façades Enexis office buildings

    Façades Enexis office buildings

    The offices of network operator Enexis in Maastricht, Venlo and Zwolle are featured with composite façades that have been engineered by Solico. 

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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    Carbon fibre booms for sailing yachts.

    Carbon fibre booms for sailing yachts.

    Carbon fibre booms for sailing yachts are a challenge for every engineer. The booms are typically designed to withstand gigantic loads. From afar, it seems that these booms have an easy job of sustaining such strains. The use of composite material combined with the correct designs and calculations offer here an elegant solution. 

    Customer: Rondal, Royal Huisman

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    Search & Rescue Lifeboat

    Search & Rescue Lifeboat

    Solico engineered a full glass fibre composite wheelhouse for the new KNRM Search & Rescue lifeboat SAR NH1816.

    Customer: Damen Shipyards

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    Greenprop Composite Propeller

    Greenprop Composite Propeller

    Solico engineered and delivered a high tech composite propeller for project “Greenprop”. 

    Customer:TU Delft, Royal Dutch Navy

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    Superstructures for yachts

    Superstructures for yachts

    Increased weight combined with stability requirements demands lightweight superstructures. 

    Customer: Royal Huisman, 2MV composites

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    Tidal Blades

    Tidal Blades

    Together with our customer Tocardo, Solico developed, engineered and delivered a total of 6 sets tidal turbine blades. The blades vary in size from 2.5m to 4.5m. Holland Composites produced the turbine blades in close collaboration with Solico.

    Customer: Tocardo Tidal Turbines, Holland Composites Industrials

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    Waterbus composite ferry

    Waterbus composite ferry

    Solico engineered the complete structure of the Damen Waterbus composite ferry, consisting of hulls, deck and superstructure. 

    Customer: Damen Shipyards

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    Yachts

    Yachts

    Solico performed, in close cooperation with Contest Yachts, the structural design and analysis for the Contest 62 CS and 42 CS sailing yachts. Both yachts received a Lloyd's Register Design Approval. The Contest 42 CS won the European Yacht of the Year 2014 award in the category "Luxury Cruiser" after a complete structural redesign by Solico. 

    Customer: Contest

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    Buses & Coaches

    Buses & Coaches

    Solico designed the composite structures for several modern buses including the composite roll over bars, covers for luggage compartments and bus front- & rear end structures. 

    Customer: VDL-BOVA, Fokker special products

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    Faunapassage Kootwijkerzand

    Faunapassage Kootwijkerzand

    In cooperation with Advantage Composites, Solico designed the cosmetic cover units of the new ecoduct Kootwijkerzand. 

    Customer: Advantage Composite BV

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    Waterbus composite ferry

    Waterbus composite ferry

    Solico engineered the complete structure of the Damen Waterbus composite ferry, consisting of hulls, deck and superstructure. 

    Customer: Damen Shipyards

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    Façade Fletcher hotel Amsterdam

    Façade Fletcher hotel Amsterdam

    This Fletcher hotel is a real eye-catcher and is centrally located along the A2 and A9 highways, at the entrance of Amsterdam. Solico engineered the futuristic curved shaped façade.

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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    Carbon scanner beam

    Carbon scanner beam

    At high speeds, scanner beams need to be able to hold scanning cameras completely still. For this purpose, carbon fibre composites offer the ideal solution. 

    Customer: Refitech B.V.

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    Storage tanks and silos for Polem

    Storage tanks and silos for Polem

    Solico has the necessary in house skills, experience and software package to provide dedicated designs of storage tanks and silo’s according to EN 13121, DIBt, ASCE etc.

    Customer: Polem

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    Audi wind-tunnel sensor arm

    Audi wind-tunnel sensor arm

    Designing a sensor arm that does not vibrate when holding it next to an Audi sports car driving at 250Km/h in the "Ingolstadt" windtunnel, was not an easy task. 

    Customer: Audi

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    Façade Music hall, Utrecht

    Façade Music hall, Utrecht

    The façade of the new music hall of the city of Utrecht is made of composite materials and has been engineered by Solico. 

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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    Greenprop Composite Propeller

    Greenprop Composite Propeller

    Solico engineered and delivered a high tech composite propeller for project “Greenprop”. 

    Customer: TU Delft, Royal Dutch Navy

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    Façade Windesheim college, Zwolle

    Façade Windesheim college, Zwolle

    The façade comprises of large lightweight composite panels which integrate multiple functions: structure, insulation and aesthetics. 

    Customer: Holland Composites Industrials

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    Floating bridge, Geestmerambacht

    Floating bridge, Geestmerambacht

    Solico realised the complete design of the new composite floating bridge of Geestmerambacht. Composites were chosen to reduce maintenance costs over the life cycle of the bridge.

    Customer: Provincie Noord-Holland

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    Efteling theme park, Netherlands

    Efteling theme park, Netherlands

    Solico made the structural design of various objects used in entertainment parks or in public space as artwork. Examples include "The Flying Dutchman" and "Python" carts, the "Sprookjesboom" support structure and the "Wonderwachter" lamps.

    Customer: Efteling

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    GRP Walkway, Antucoya project, Chile

    GRP Walkway, Antucoya project, Chile

    An Industrial GRP walkway for the Antucoya project in Chile: the challenge was to create a composite (corrosion resistant) structure that is safe to walk on and that can withstand earthquakes. 

    Customer: Neumann Engineering

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    Dairy robot lever

    Dairy robot lever

    This lever is part of used in milking robots and is found at the far end of the arm. 

    Customer: Refitech B.V.

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    Storage tanks and silos for MIP

    Storage tanks and silos for MIP

    Solico has the necessary in house skills, experience and software package to provide dedicated designs of storage tanks and silo’s according to EN 13121, DIBt, ASCE etc.

    Customer: MIP

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    GRP sea outfall couplings

    GRP sea outfall couplings

    GRP couplings are used to assemble HDPE pipe sections into an 11 km long sea outfall pipeline. The pipeline consists of several sections of HDPE pipe with an outer diameter of 1600 mm and a wall thickness of 61 mm. Each pipe section has a length of approximately 550 meter. 

    Customer: Van Oord N.V.

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    Exterior façade - Municipal Office, Utrecht

    Exterior façade - Municipal Office, Utrecht

    Solico engineered the new exterior façade of the municipality of Utrecht. One of the challenges was to ensure the correct calculations for the different sizes of the façade panels. 

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    Texaco fuel station, Kruibeke

    Texaco fuel station, Kruibeke

    The Texaco fuel station in Kruibeke, Belgium, is special because of the material used. A structural layer of Polyurea thermoplast has been sprayed over a structural polystyrene foam core. 

    Customer: Nedcam

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    LED dome, Gallery Eléphant Paname, Paris

    LED dome, Gallery Eléphant Paname, Paris

    This project consisted of providing the structural calculations for a giant carbon fibre dome, incorporating thousands of LED lights. 

    Customer: Maramoja Projects

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    Façade cinema building, Gouda

    Façade cinema building, Gouda

    Solico engineered the composite façade for the new cinema of the city of Gouda. 

    Customer: City of Gouda

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    Storage tanks and silos for Spiromatic

    Storage tanks and silos for Spiromatic

    Solico has the necessary in house skills, experience and software package to provide dedicated designs of storage tanks and silo’s according to EN 13121, DIBt, ASCE etc...

    Customer: Spiromatic

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    GRP Roof Structure - Centerparcs Aquamundo

    GRP Roof Structure - Centerparcs Aquamundo

    After many years of service, the wooden support structure of the roof of the Centerparcs Aquamundo Tropical swimming pool was no longer fit for purpose. Together with Buursema, Dantuma en Wegkamp and BIJL Profielen, Solico designed one of the largest single span GRP roof structures in the world to support the roof loads. 

    Customer: Buursema Bouw BV

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    Swimming pool staircase, Roeselare

    Swimming pool staircase, Roeselare

    Composite material is a perfect solution against corrosion. In an environment with a high percentage of chlorine and humidity, the risk of rusting is compelling. Therefore, the use of composite materials provides a good alternative to traditional materials. Solico collaborated with Vink BVBA and provided the structural calculations for the staircase leading to the slide of the swimming pool.


    Customer: 
    Vink BVBA

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