Offshore cylinders

Extreme circumstances like salt water, sand, a humid climate and corrosion cause enormous hydraulic and mechanic wear. VAPO minimises downtime and guarantees the life time of cylinders. We do this by making use of our offshore specialists when designing and producing these cylinders.

The offshore cylinders of VAPO have a very long life time and maintenance to these cylinders is limited to strictly necessary. While our service team and design department are in close contact, continuous feedback from the field takes place. This information is of inestimable value and forms the base for designing offshore cylinders.

Our years of experience in maintenance, repair and producing offshore cylinders ensures we take even the smallest of detail into account: from selecting the right cylinder rod, bearings and valves to choosing the most suitable coating system to keep maintenance at a minimum.

Also the choice for the type of bolts, pre-treatment of materials, finishing and pre-treatment for blasting and coating get the attention it deserves. We align everything to make sure the final result will exceed your expectations.

Technical details

  • Advise on anti-corrosion coatings for cylinder rods with high wear resistance (Ni/Cr, Ceramic, Lunac, laser cladding Inconel 625, etc.)
  • Various coating systems (Norstok, algae resistant coating, …)
  • Cylinders are designed and produced maintenance friendly
  • Robust execution with long life time


  • Maintenance free bearing systems (stainless steel, composite)
  • Shielding of bearings (Cellasto, V-seals)
  • Various corrosion resistant rod coatings
  • Position sensors, eindeloopschakelaars
  • Certification (DNV, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas,…)


  • Crane cylinders
  • Offshore pipe laying vessels
  • Doors and hatches of Roro vessels
  • Heave compensation


  • Offshore
  • Dredging
  • Maritime


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