We now hold the skills and expertise to weld clad tail shafts for both stainless steels and nickel-based alloys. Having gained ABS approval to weld clad shafts, this makes us the first forge in the UK to hold this approval. Our new capability to clad propeller shafts has further added to the UK’s shipbuilding capabilities.

Weld cladding enhances the protection against sea water corrosion, providing life extension. If you have a product you think could benefit from weld cladding please contact one of experts.

Over the last 2 years we have been developing a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) epoxy coating known as ‘Somplas’. After stringent test phrases, Somplas is now in use and has been approved by DNV, ABS, Lloyds. The superior coating offers protection against corrosion, impact resistance, and is REACH compliant.

The Somers own GRP coating is suitable for marine shafts as well as the wrapping of various equipment such as pipes. The GRP coating not available for general sale and is only available on items manufactured by Somers.

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