In the offshore industry, safety is paramount. On construction vessel Aegir, which belongs to the fleet of Heerema Marine Contractors, a safe working environment for the crew must be guaranteed at all times. The applied Bolideck® system meets all requirements in the area of security and helps to prevent unsafe situations.
Architectural firm cepezed from Delft focuses on combining unprecedented creativity with a naturalistic functionality. From their modest offices they design powerful designs based on personal visions, and always combine their own expertise with the expertise of others. This approach has resulted in a leading position in the architectural industry. In many designs cepezed has chosen Bolidt flooring – as in the impressive new offices of the agency itself.
Team Brunel left New Zealand for Brazil at Tuesday evening 20.00 UTC, the 17th of March as the postponed fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race got three days behind schedule after the ferocious tropical cyclone Pam cut a swathe of destruction through the South Pacific. At that point the race village had already been taken down because of the high wind. But there was still a good crowd seeing the six teams off on their 6,776 nautical mile journey across the Southern Ocean which, in a little over 20 days, will take them to the Brazilian port of Itajai.
Started in Russia a decade ago, the story of Graceful almost ended when the project hit the rocks – literally. The 82 metre superyacht is a remarkable boat with a remarkable story. Our Bolideck systems are applied on the decks of MY Graceful.
Recently the American multinational PepsiCo has opened its fifteenth manufacturing facility in the Middle East. The plant located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia covers 55,000 square meters and is going to produce well known snacks, including Lay’s potato chips. PepsiCo is one of the largest manufacturers in the international food industry, with this region being an important and previously untapped market. Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, called the region “A dynamic market which is essential for the future of the company”. The construction of the plant is, of course, subject to strict requirements, particularly in the area of safety and hygiene. As a result PepsiCo appointed Bolidt for the development and application of synthetic flooring in this new factory.
In 1969 Ekofisk was tapped, the largest oil field in the North Sea. It is expected that the production of this oil field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, will remain active until at least 2050. The drilling rig and its accompanying complex, which are managed by the operator ConocoPhillips, are regularly renewed in search for the safest and most durable materials. Therefore, it was decided to apply the Boliscreed underlayment material for the new platform Ekofisk L.
It was clear from the beginning: the flooring in the central hall of Hoornbeeck College in Kampen would have to play an important role in the overall design of the school. Henk de Gelder of RoosRos Architects turned to Bolidt to further develop and realise his ideas. The result? A customised design floor out of top-quality synthetics with a distinct identity and visual style. The Bolidtop Sensation flooring in this hall turns heads in both senses of the word and fits the Reformational Christian vocational college like a glove.
The 4,180-passenger capacity, 167,800 grt Quantum of the Seas, the first in a new class of cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International is a mould-breaking vessel in many respects. It is also considered the ‘smartest’ cruise ship afloat, with a plethora of high tech systems, from superfast broadband connectivity to the world’s first robotic bartenders. However, one of the most original, and fun areas onboard Quantum of the Seas is the Seaplex, a multi-purpose sports facility. For the first time ever passengers can enjoy bumper cars at sea, in an area that can also be converted for basketball, roller-skating and circus skills classes.