Industries Served

Ship Building

Between our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and our close client proximity, Kloeckner serves the North American ship building industry at the highest level.

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The Ship Building Industry

Ship Building

With the rate of overseas world trade at its peak, Kloeckner is a dedicated partner in civil and naval shipbuilding and is at the forefront of the latest technological, process, and product needs of shipbuilders. Kloeckner’s footprint spans the globe and services include everything from full logistical support to just-in-time delivery. At Kloeckner, customers can get everything they need directly from us, simplifying the supply chain and drastically cutting down operational, process, and part costs.

Products Serving the Ship Building Industry

Services Provided to the Ship Building Industry


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Coil Coating (Prepainting)

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Special Equipment Serving the Ship Building Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What metal products are required in shipbuilding?


    In shipbuilding, various metal products are used including:

    1. Steel plates: used to construct the hull and deck of the ship.
    2. Steel sections: used to build the ship’s structure, such as beams and columns.
    3. Steel bars: used to reinforce various parts of the ship, such as decks and bulkheads.
    4. Steel pipes: used for various purposes, such as carrying water and fuel, and for propulsion systems.
    5. Aluminum alloys: used for lighter-weight ships, high-speed vessels, and for specific components such as superstructures.

    These metal products are used in various shapes and forms, including plates, sections, bars, pipes, and fittings, to build the various components of a ship.

  • Which aluminum alloys are used in shipbuilding?


    In shipbuilding, the commonly used aluminum alloys are 5083, 5086, 5454, and 5456. These alloys offer a good balance of strength, weldability, and corrosion resistance, making them suitable for marine applications.

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Additional Industries Served

In addition to serving the ship building industry, Kloeckner is at the helm of related industries like HVAC, appliance, and electrical. We are committed to being a full-line service center across the metals industry with unparalleled product scope, superior customer service, and full logistical support.
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