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Means

Podensac Plant

Sheltered area
  17 000 m2
Storage yards and other areas   60 330 m2
TOTAL   77 300 m2
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Means of access

The plant of PODENSAC is located mear BORDEAUX and is directly connected to the
French railways system (BORDEAUX-MARSEILLE).

Motorways A10 and A61

Harbour of BORDEAUX and LA ROCHELLE - PALLICE

Available electric power

Electric Power : 560 KVA - with possibilities up to 1000 KVA

Handling facilities

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Handling facilities

  • 1 gantries capacity 32 Tons
  • 2 gantries capacity 12 Tons
  • 5 gantries capacity 10 Tons
  • 3 gantries capacity 5 Tons
  • 3 gantries capacity 2 Tons
  • 30 cranes capacity 1 to 3 Tons
  • 2 moving cranes capacity 13 Tons
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Major machinig facilities

  • 2 hydraulic presses capacity 1 000 Tons
  • 1 bending press capacity 600 Tons
  • 3 stampers capacity 80 Tons
  • 1 rolling machine for plates thickness maxi 70mm-4m wide
  • 1 rolling machine for plates thickness maxi 50mm-3m wide
  • 1 rolling machine for plates thickness maxi 25mm-3.5m wide
  • 1 rolling machine small thickness plates
  • 3 punching machines with a 80 t. maximum capacity
  • 3 radial boring machines
  • 3 chamfering machines
  • 3 shears
  • 3 automatic cutting bench
  • 1 automatic cutting bench (electronic reading)
  • 2 plasma cutting benches and 1 portable unit
  • 4 lathes
  • 1 forging machine for pipes bending
  • 3 submerged arc welding column and boom manipulators - 1200 amperes - turning rolls capacity : 120 tons
  • 2 submerged arc welding machines for connections - Ø 300 mini
  • 20 flat position MAG-MIG automatic and semi-automatic welding sets
  • 1 welding unit TIG/PLASMA - automatic - 500 amperes
  • 15 welding sets TIG 350 and 500 amperes
  • 20 manual electrodes welding sets
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Heat treatment means

  • 1 stress relieving electric furnace "BELL" type, Ø 7 m., ht. 4 m.
  • 1 portable heat treatment electric unit
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Inspection means

  • 1 laboratory with a tracting machine (30 Tons), bending, hardness, pendulum ram impact testing, grinding machine for macro-micro, microscope, profile projector, post welding heat treatment furnace
  • 1 gamma Rays Ir. 192 - 080 curies
  • 2 X-rays equipment 300 KV
  • 1 laboratory for radiographic film treatments
  • 3 units for magnetic testing
  • 3 units for U.S controls
  • Equipment used for liquid penetrant inspection
  • Ferritoscope, etc ...
  • Equipment for miscellaneous inspections (dimensional, etc... )

Secondary shops

  • Maintenance of rolling equipment
  • Maintenance of electrical equipment and welding machines
  • Packing and shipping shops
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Erection department

Electric power production equipment

  • 26 electric generator sets with a 90 Kva. per set
  • 34 generators.

Hosting and lifting facilities

  • 14 cranes with capacities ranging from 10 to 30 Tons
  • 16 electric winches with a 10 tons maximal capacity
  • 1 air-blowing equipment for tank roofs
  • 1 tank lifting hydraulic
  • Various types of cranes

Welding equipment

  • 8 innershield portable sets
  • 125 portable electric arc welding sets (for electrodes)
  • 143 prortable MAG welding sets
  • 11 flat position welding sets
  • 26 automatic welding machines for flux shielding arc welding in horizontal circumferencial positions
  • 17 automatic MAG/MIG welding machines for all positions welding
  • 1 site heat treatment unit
  • 1 stress relief unit for hydraulic over pressure (spheres)

Complementary equipment

  • 42 air compressors 85 CV
  • 17 gouging mobile equipment
  • 1 equipment of heat treatment on site
  • 1 stress relieving by hydraulic overpressure equipment
  • Pumps

Site controls

Performed by other control organisations or executed by PODENSAC is own Quality Control Department.

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Saint-Nazaire

Boulevard des apprentis
44600 SAINT NAZAIRE
Télephone : 02 40 22 12 56
Télécopie : 02 40 22 13 01
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