In the offshore sector containers have to meet specific requirements that other containers are not expected to fulfil.
Offshore containers are used not only to transport goods, but also as housing for machines, installations and control systems, as storage rooms or accommodation for people on oil or gas drilling platforms, as well as on transformer station platforms for wind power stations, or in other plants at sea.
Along with the corrosive maritime climate, mechanical strains make the highest demands on the protection against corrosion.
In addition, transport and handling at sea, for instance in case of stormy weather, specifically put extreme requirements on material and structural stability.
Various, mostly national or company-specific standards and sets of rules have been developed to take these exceptional requirements to some extent into consideration mathematically.
Out of the multitude of such sets of rules, the “DNV” (Det Norske Veritas) among others has proved to be one of the most generally approved, most reliable and most comprehensive sets of standards.
For this reason, Metallbau Emmeln has focused on the manufacture of offshore containers according to DNV 2.7-1 and -2 as well as to EN 12079.
On doing so, development and inspection / certification are carried out in collaboration with the GL (Germanischer Lloyd).