The guiding principle of Technip's Pori construction yard is continuous development, in which welding technology plays a key role. The quality standards in the offshore industry are exceptionally high due to the extremely harsh operating conditions on high seas. Such criteria set their standards also for welding. Having trusted Kemppi's welding equipment for years, Technip enquired after the latest developments in welding technology and state-of-the-art equipment that would meet the strict requirements set on heavy offshore construction.
In 2013, Technip received a delivery of Kemppi's FastMig X 450 multi-process welding machines. The equipment quickly received positive feedback from both welders and production managers alike after having undergone welding procedure qualification tests and trials at Technip's construction yard. Technip's experienced welders commended FastMig X for its ability to perform very well even when low welding values were used.
Especially the Kemppi-developed welding process for pipe welding, WiseRoot+, was warmly welcomed for its ability to allow previously difficult pipe-welding locations at the 12-2 and 4-6 o'clock positions to be welded easily and quickly. As a result, welding production took less time, when ceramic root backing was no longer needed.