Our hydraulic cylinders, made for Fincantieri based in Palermo, have allowed the insertion of the additional sections

Thanks to Hydraulic Components' hydraulic cylinder technology, it was possible to extend four MSC cruise liners, each weighing 60,000 tons, at Fincantieri in Palermo.

By inserting pairs of hydraulic cylinders in a piece of equipment called "skide shoes", the two main sections of the ship were raised and moved on ad hoc rails to add a new central section, which allowed extending the hulls by 24 metres.

The use of position transducers and load cells in these hydraulic cylinders ensures instant recognition and monitoring of the position and weight during all ship lifting and stretching operations.

Project for the extension of four MSC cruise liners