Internationally renowned shipyard, Royal Van Lent, set out to upgrade its existing facilities at the Port of Amsterdam in order to enable the build of increasingly larger luxury super yachts of up to 160 meters in length. As part of the upgrade, Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has supplied one of its Gina gaskets (G150-125) to the facility’s new floating dry dock.

Built by de Kok Staalbouw in Heerle – Wouw, The Netherlands, the floating dry dock door was equipped with one of Trelleborg’s Gina gasket to prevent leakage, to ensure that mega yachts are not exposed to humidity or water during the construction process.

Nico-Jan Boogaard, Senior Engineering Manager at de Kok Staalbouw, commented: “It was vital that we partnered with a manufacturer with a proven track record in such projects that demand a high performance solution. Trelleborg approached the challenge head-on and proved to be the ideal partner.”

Trelleborg’s Gina gaskets ensures watertight closure, greater tolerance bandwidth and low jacking force due to its variation in hardness. It also facilitates less fixation materials on the dry dock door and offers a simple, hassle-free installation process. Gina gaskets are made from natural rubber that varies in hardness to accommodate for a variation in hydrostatic pressure and was supplied as a U-frame, to seal the dry dock door.

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