Yearly Archives: 2017

Shipment of a ultra-light carbon antenna mast!

Finally, after months of work the shipment of a super-light carbon composite navigation mast. A beautiful result, fully ready for painting, outfitting and completely prepared with mounting plates and piping for the equipment. Using a truck it was transported to the harbour and then by ship to the yard. From pre-engineering to shipping, the VABO…
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State of the art hatches!

We are proud to present our newest ACCEDOO product! A watertight and fire resistant (30min) escape hatch, designed in a flush coaming. Like all other ACCEDOO products, this hatch requires only a minimum of maintenance. The bar handle is in an elegant way flush designed. Despite the name ‘escape hatch’ the hatch can also supplied…
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Flagship of composite!

Over the past months the VABO team is busy building a carbon mast and canopy. At this stage the parts of the mast are ready for assembly and we are preparing the mould of the canopy for production. The most important parts of these kind of projects are the pre-engineering and project management. The canopy…
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E-Lass conference 2017

Summary of the E-Lass event (October 11th) where VABO presented the results of the development of composite ship doors and hatches. Good to see a large international network is working on getting the rules ready for composite solutions in the maritime industry. The European network for lightweight applications at sea (E-LASS) gather stakeholders interested in lightweight…
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Naval ships

The first minehunter outfitted with ACCEDOO doors and hatches was successfully handed over to the Navy. At the moment VABO is working on the doors and hatches for mineshunters of two different navies. The latest improvements and developments will be implemented on these boats. All the needed requirements, such as EMI, Fire resistant, Gas and…
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Composite ceiling dome

Special transport of a ceiling dome (10 x 6 meter) for a Superyacht. This lightweight product is ready for installation en prepared for mounting the equipment like lights and speakers. The surface is already primer finished and becomes less work and costs for the painter. Light weight, smooth surface and freedom of shape!
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Composite Accedoo doors on board of the Patriot

Last month the Patriot of Braveheart Shipping was launched. The ship was outfitted with lightweight composite ACCEDOO ship doors and hatches. The doors and hatches were plug and play delivered and for we made a composite coaming for the walk-in refrigerator. This was done to avoid condensation caused by the thermal bridge between the rooms.…
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I’m a composite material (video)

JEC newest inspirational video will (re)introduce you to the particularities and assets of Composites Materials. Our world is surrounded by Composites Materials and this growing trend has been in every end-using industry from Sport & Leisure to Automotive, Building or again Medical or Clean Energy. The video presents some of the many forms that Composites…
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All lights on green for production under Class

Today VABO Composites was audited for the Lloyds Register Workshop Approval. The audit was passed without any significant remark, recommendation or required improvement. This means we can start any production of products under class supervision.
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