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World class experience backs new carbon composite superyacht mast manufacturer

News International-French

20 May 2013

Magma Structures provide world-class structural engineering expertise and flexible manufacturing resources to deliver some of the biggest and most challenging global composite projects.

The company has a number of confidential orders to build some of the world's most technical and innovative, free-standing carbon composite masts in excess of 100 metres, which will be among the tallest rigs to have been built.

Magma Structures undertakes all the structural engineering design, prototyping, test and build of the highly technical rigs systems as well as commissioning the rigs, controls, sails, automation and monitoring systems.
The experienced team leading Magma Structures built the world's largest free-standing DynaRig for the superyacht Maltese Falcon, as well as a number of ground-breaking architectural structures in carbon composites.

Magma Structures specialises in the manufacture of 60m+ carbon composite rigs and has the unique ability to use a wide range of advanced manufacturing processes to ensure the optimum build method for each project. The company's capabilities include robotic tape laying, autoclave, vacuum infusion and controlled curing of laminates at elevated temperatures. The company also boasts a major in-house test facility, fibre-optic strain expertise, structural monitoring systems and data analysis.

Magma Structures launched in 2011 and employs around 100 people at its flexible waterside manufacturing facility at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth, England. The team includes highly qualified designers, engineers, manufacturers and project managers with extensive experience of manufacturing massive carbon composites in high performance sectors including marine, oil and gas, wind energy, aerospace and public art.

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