VEEM has recently completed six large moon pool castings for a fleet of ships overseas, a first for VEEM who hadn’t previously cast in the Copper Nickel material specified by the customer.
Moon pools allow technicians or researchers the ability to lower tools, instruments and even submersible crafts into the sea through an opening in the bottom of the vessel. This provides shelter and protection so researchers can work in comfort regardless of the conditions outside such as ice or high seas.
Due to the nature of the moon pools, VEEM cast them in Copper Nickel (or Cupro Nickel) which was selected by the customer because of its excellent strength and seawater service properties. Copper Nickel has excellent anti-fouling properties meaning that it strongly resists micro-organisms attaching themselves to it.