Finnish steel takes scientists into the deepest spot of the ocean – the Marianas Trench
November 2, 2017
A Chinese scientific research company Rainbowfish Deepsea Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd. will construct a deep-sea research vessel. A Finnish foundry TEVO LOKOMO LTD. has joined the project. One of the goals of the project is to explore further down into the Marianas Trench – towards a point that has been measured to be the new deepest spot in the world.
TEVO LOKOMO has over 100 years of experience in cast steel. A manned submersible cabin casting will be manufactured at the steel foundry in Tampere, Finland. The cabin will be made from Vaculok® Maraging Steel, and it will withstand the extreme pressures at the depths of over 36000 feet (11 000 meters).
TEVO LOKOMO’s Vaculok® Maraging Steel is an ideal material for the venture due to its superior material properties. The multi-phase project will culminate in year 2020 when a group of scientists will descend into the depths of the Marianas Trench, and conduct scientific research work in circumstances not touched by humans yet.