05 MAY 2021
The largest rod rigging head press in the world has arrived at BSI Group Headquarters in Denmark, following a huge logistical operation.

The press originally built for OYS weighs over 35 tonnes, stands 4m tall and runs on hydraulic pressure up to 600 bar. The press has the ability to head standing rigging up to an impressive breakload (BL) of 1,600,000 Ib.

To put this in perspective, the press was built specifically to complete the rigging on the 70m Mirabella V in 2003. Still the largest sloop in the world, the rod at the time was ‘only’ -750 (750,000 BL).
Subsequent projects after Mirabella V include heading award winning prestigious superyacht projects around the world, and it continues to do so today.

“Following the acquisition of OYS rigging into the BSI Group of companies at the end of 2020, it made good commercial sense to bring the press to Denmark,” comments Morten Madsen, CEO of the BSI Group of companies. “With the press here in Denmark we will continue to service OYS Service Agents and customers, and we can now increase the capabilities and our offering to BSI Rigging customers also.”

Watch the video here