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. Furthermore, the wheelhouse and covers needed to be lightweight and resistant to corrosion. The versatility of composite materials and their combined properties provide an optimal solution for the customer requirements. 

Customer:
Royal Dutch Navy
Lightweight

The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.

Chemical/corrosion resistance

Composite materials are resistant to a lot of chemical products such as acids, hydroxides, crude oil, etc. Corrosion resistance against salt and seawater is excellent.

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