Pandrol Fastening System Specified for Mumbai Naval Dockyard
Pandrol has secured a major project to design, manufacture and supply HCC (Hindustan Construction Company), India’s leading infrastructure construction company, with a bespoke rail fastening system for Mumbai Naval Dockyard.
HCC has been appointed for the construction of a new dry dock and adjacent north and south wharves, including crane rails, at the Naval Dockyard to allow large ships to dock for repair and maintenance. Through its joint venture company Pandrol Rahee Technologies, Pandrol was successfully selected to provide a fastening system solution due to advanced technical capabilities in design and manufacture of fastening systems suitable for complex applications.
Pandrol’s technical teams in India and Spain collaborated closely to develop a bespoke version of Pandrol’s Porttech fastening system for use on this project. This system is designed to support large loads, making it ideal for use in crane rail applications. The fastening system is being installed on 516 metres of track at Mumbai Naval Dockyard.
Pandrol’s application engineers are also providing continuous monitoring and supervision throughout the construction process, giving full training to HCC’s engineers, supervisors and contractors on site.
One of the main benefits of the Porttech fastening system is that it eliminates the risk associated with the loss of tension, which can happen if the bolts loosen due to vibrations. It also contains less components than other comparable solutions, and hence offers lower maintenance and quicker and simpler installation.
The Porttech system has been used globally and delivers high levels of lateral and vertical adjustment. The lightweight system is supplied to site pre-assembled making the installation process quick and simple. It is widely specified as it has the capability to meet the tight tolerances of automated crane systems and allows for lateral adjustment of +15/-45 mm and vertical adjustment of 80 mm.
Pandrol continues to grow its business in India, where it has established manufacturing facilities for fastenings systems and aluminothermic welding.