We are investing in the future and we have a high focus on R&D, automatization, and standardization. The engineering department of our company is highly qualified, with specialized knowledge in composite engineering and a good understanding of our customers’ needs.
Highcomp’s engineering department is located in Arendal on the Norwegian south coast. This is where all main management functions, the global engineering, and project execution capabilities, are located, and it lies in close vicinity to one of our factories located at Eydehavn.
Our engineering group consists of highly skilled engineers with a vast knowledge of design, fabrication, and structural analysis of composites – always in accordance with local regulations.
HighComp’s products are made of a lightweight and sustainable material called Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester (GRP). Due to its long design life and high strength ratio, GRP is suitable for a wide range of applications. We have extensive experience in markets where quality is required, including aquaculture, oil and gas, and the civil market.
Having engineering, fabrication, and assembly teams within the same company, HighComp ensures short iteration loops and efficient production, resulting in lower costs and shorter construction times.
We build complex shapes in one piece, which reduces the number of parts, simplifies the assembly, and gives us the ability to collaborate and optimize the design. Our engineers always design according to the specifications and needs of our clients.
With most of HighComp’s products being quite large, they require extra consideration when it comes to lifting operations, transportation, and on-site assembly. In order to minimize costs and reduce the CO2 footprint, HighComp optimizes stackable and lightweight products.
For each specific project, HighComp always makes sure to be in alignment with the applicable rules and regulations, using standards such as NORSOK, ISO, and DNV- GL.
The engineering department is responsible for the testing and qualification of materials. This means that the analysis team will use FEM, Finite Element Method, to determine whether any incident can cause a critical load case. The finite element analysis will show whether the structure will break, wear out, or work as it was designed.
Checking for many different scenarios is important, especially around the levels of earthquakes and climate variations.
With Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), HighComp can analyze complex problems involving fluid-fluid, fluid-solid, or fluid-gas interactions.
HighComp are producing circular fish tanks for Proximar Seafood, Japan. The delivery are tanks from 3m dia to 18 m dia. We have also produced harvest channels to this project.
HighComp have done engineering, production and assembly for the pool and the LESS-STRESS bridges for Andford Salmon at Andøya, Norway.
- Design Basis
- Design Requirements and Regulations
- Optimization of Profiles and Materials
- Preliminary Design
- FEM Analysis tools
- Any Required Testing
- Final Design
- Design reports