Projects have already begun in the enlarged facility, with work underway on the 73m main mast for Perini project C.2227, a 70m ketch for which Rondal is supplying the complete rig package.,
The speciaiist manufacturer said a further extension was possible. Depending on the scope of its commissioned masts, the new facility can be extended to accommodate a maximum length of 100 metres by connecting additional sections to the workshop.
Rondal quips that “the sky’s the limit” now for composite one-piece mast production.
The extension will be equipped with optimized heating equipment using the Gurit SE84LV pre-preg system. It is split into sections to achieve optimum production environment for each project, depending on the total length of the mast.