Thyssenkrupp submarines have been supplied to the navies of 20 countries around the world. When the experienced German industrial company had a transportation requirement, the Norwegian based company Syncrolift AS came up with the solution.
As a result, for last projects Syncrolift AS was chosen by Thyssenkrupp Marine System due to most appropriate solution for the actual docking and transfer case. The Syncrolift fluid bed was regarded as the best solution for safe submarine transfer between shiplift and the service building.
Thyssenkrupp Marine System decided to follow the Norwegian recommendation after a thorough evaluation. By acquiring the Syncrolift transport solution, in a combination with adjusted docking pallets, it turned out to provide several benefits; In addition to the safe transfer solution for handling of submarines required, the customer of Thyssenkrupp would also be able to use both their already existing Syncrolift system as well as the existing rails.
Customized transport trolleys
The “fluid bed” in question is not like the waterbed you might find in a sleeping room. At the shipyards the fluid bed is a term for a set of hydraulic cylinders integrated in the transport trolleys, ensuring a soft and perfect distribution of the submarine loads during transfer.