A Sandvik family day at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden gathered employees and family members for the possibility to get a close look at the warship, take part in guided tours and learn about Sandvik’s advanced materials used for the new bolts in the ship. The day was a success, with over 900 satisfied visitors.
“We hope that the day has inspired both adults and children”, says Tina Wilhelmsson at Sandvik Group Communications in Sweden, one of the main organizers of the day. “Who knows, maybe there are some of our future engineers among the children.”
Sandvik helps in saving the Vasa ship through a research collaboration with the Vasa Museum. More than 5,000 old corroding steel bolts are replaced by unique bolts made of advanced material from Sandvik. The new bolts are produced in the same type of duplex stainless steel that is normally used in the demanding oil and gas industry.
The Vasa museum expects the bolts to last for at least 150 years and that the warship Vasa is to be preserved for future generations for another thousand years.
The Vasa Museum is collaborating with Sandvik in the replacement of more than 5,000 old bolts with new bolts made of Sandvik duplex stainless steel.