STX France orders additional PEMA automation lines to Saint-Nazaire shipyard

Pemamek has received another order from the French shipyard, STX France. Pemamek will provide hi-tech assembly and welding automation stations for panel profiles.

Pemamek has signed a contract with STX France to deliver extensive automated panel profile feeding, assembly, and welding stations to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard. The new order is a continuum for the PEMA laser-hybrid welding line, delivered in 2016.

The fresh contract covers design and delivery, but also site training and production assistance of the profile feeding, assembly, and welding stations. The new machinery is a part of STX France’s modernization initiative as the company’s existing profile assembling and welding equipment were causing too high maintenance costs and did not meet STX’s quality standards.

“Our machinery for profile assembling and welding was outdated and we needed to invest in new, modern technology,” said Florent Camaret, Investment project manager, STX France. “Results from the PEMA laser-hybrid and milling project were convincing. With this new investment, we wanted to make sure that our production cycle will stay as smooth as possible and equipment will speak the same language, thus we wanted to continue with PEMA technology,” commented Camaret.

The new order includes one PEMA profile feeding line as well as two automated PEMA profile assembly and welding stations. Each of the solutions will be integrated into STX France’s existing panel lines. With the new state-of-the-art PEMA manufacturing stations, STX France will be able to significantly improve their throughput times, add capacity, and maintain world-class production quality.

“We are really happy to continue as STX France’s solution provider. By adding PEMA automation to their existing manufacturing lines, STX will gain one of the best and most efficient profile assembling and welding solutions in the shipbuilding industry.  This project lays a strong foundation for future success for both of the companies,” summarized Jukka Rantala, Vice President, Key Accounts, Pemamek Ltd.

About STX France

Located on the Atlantic Coast for 150 years, STX France is a company dedicated to maritime construction and services to operating floats. Thanks to the expertise of its staff and its sub-contractor network, combined with up-to-date industrial facilities, the company is one of the leaders for designing, building, erecting, and commissioning highly complex ships and maritime installation.

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