Piper - NEWS October 2007

Kormarine 2007
Major order signed by Korean dockyards

After three years of extremely intensive preparatory work Piper America has scored a tremendous success at this year¡¯s Kormarine Exhibition in cooperation with its Korean representative.

Piper will equip six tankers at STX Shopbuilding in Wonpo-Dong with hydraulic equipment. This will establish the company on the Korean market.

This order is based on the ExpaTen bolts, which have proven themselves in numerous European ships including MAERSK, Fincantieri, Volkswerft Stralsund and AKER since 2001. The fitted bolts using in the shaft flange in the drive train convinced the Korean shipbuilders on the basis of their reliability and economy, because the time saved during assembly as well as disassembly in a dry dock is enormous.

Detailed information on the ExpaTen bolts is available under

The friction-increasing GripLoc shaft couplings, for which a patent is pending, were acclaimed by the expert public at the Kormarine.

Piper will again present its comprehensive line of products at the Chinese Marintec Exhibition from the 27th to 30th of November 2007 and is hoping to achieve similar success.