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Made of wear-resistant steel

Highest wear resistance and hardness for the highest stresses Just like a diamond, our durostat® steels stand for highest hardness. This special property of our durostat® steels is the reason for their essentially higher resistance to wear than conventional steels. They are optimally suited to applications with high mechanical stress and high levels of abrasion. Our durostat® steels also guarantee excellent toughness at low application temperatures.

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Shipbuilding steel plates

Shipbuilding steel plates

Our shipbuilding steels in normal and high-strength grades are used in offshore applications, platform superstructures and for special ships in the oil and gas industry.

Areas of application

Steel shipbuilding plates are used in the cabin structures of cruise ships. The especially thin but wide plates are used for such applications to offer the best processing properties such as flatness and weldability. In contrast, high-strength, thermomechanically rolled shipbuilding plates are used in offshore applications. They are used for platform superstructures or for special ships in the oil and gas industry.

Safety and quality

We guarantee the highest safety and quality standards and meet all the requirements of renowned certification companies.

  • DNV-GL
  • Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LRS)
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)

Steel grades

A, B, D, E

AH 32 TM, A 32 TM, DH 32 TM, D 32 TM, EH 32 TM, E 32 TM

AH 36 TM, A 36 TM, DH 36 TM, D 36 TM, EH 36 TM, E 36 TM, FH 36 TM, F 36 TM



Plate thickness

5–140 mm max. (dependent on width and steel grade)

Plate width

3,950 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade)

Plate length

18,700 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade)

Ordered weight 

At least 2 tons per line item

Unit weight

19.5 tons max.


Heavy plates made of case-hardening and heat-treatable steels

Case-hardening and heat-treatable steels are usually heat-treated following final processing at the customer in order to unfold their final properties. Typical areas of application are in making tools and molds.

Case-hardening and heat-treatable steels are usually heat-treated following final processing at the customer in order to unfold their final properties. Typical areas of application are in making tools and molds (e.g. for concrete blocks).

Steel grades

Heat-treatable steels

according to EN 10083:

C45, C45+N, C45E, C45E+N, C45E+QT, 42CrMo4

Case-hardening steels

according to EN 10084:

16MnCr5, 20MnCr5



Plate thickness:  

10–150 mm (dependent on steel grade)

Plate width:

3,950 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade;

widths of up to 3,800 mm for Q+T)

Plate length:

18,700 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade;

lengths of up to 13,200 mm for Q+T)

Ordered weight:   

At least 2 tons per line item

Unit weight:

11.7 tons max. per single plate



High-strength heavy plates are found in offshore platform applications. We use a special tool in the head press shop to hot-form parts used in offshore platforms.

Support and anchoring system

Offshore platforms are supported by adjustable feet. During ocean transport, the feet are retracted and point upwards. At the designated location, the stands are extended until they reach the sea floor. Chords made by voestalpine Grobblech strengthen the gear racks of the feet and allow safe operation in rough conditions.

Complex manufacturing process

We developed our manufacturing technology for chords as hot-formed parts in our in-house press shop. The pre-material is heavy plate of high-strength fine-grained structural steel from our own rolling mill. Strips are cut from this plate and formed into chords with a special tool on a hydraulic press with a maximum pressing force of 3,500 tons. The tool function is based on finite-element calculations and guarantees a high degree of accuracy to shape. After being hot-formed, the chords are water-quenched and straightened. The edges are flame-cut and milled on both the side and end faces.

Steel grade: aldur 700 QL1, S690 QL1, AB EQ/FQ70, VL E/F690

Dimensions: Lengths up to 4,200 mm, wall thickness of 120 mm, diameter 670 mm


Heads and cones

We are the only provider worldwide of shell plates, heads and cones from a single source in carbon steel and as clad products.

Successful throughout the world

Our dished heads are found in applications such as heat exchangers, separators, columns, compressors, storage containers and tank cars. Our customers are found in the petrochemistry, oil and gas, paper and pulp, energy and railcar manufacturing industries. We are the world's only single-source supplier to deliver shell plates, heads and cones made of carbon steel in clad design.

Our materials

We use structural steels, fine-grained structural steels and pressure-vessel steels for carbon-steel heads and pressed parts.

We manufacture clad heads and pressed parts from all conventional carbon steels. We supply stainless and heat-resistant steel grades and non-ferrous metals and alloys as cladding materials for optimum corrosion resistance.

Headmolds and dimensions

We manufacture custom-made heads as a single part or welded from multiple parts. Multi-part cones are available in head gauges of up to 160 mm and diameters of up to 10,000 mm.




Dished and flanged

Single-part heads


3,400 mm max.

3,400 mm max.



160 mm max.

65 mm max.





3,400–3,700 mm

3,400–6,500 mm



160 mm max.

65 mm max.

Multi-part heads

and cones


10,000 mm max.



160 mm max.


Clad heads

and cones


10,000 mm max.



120 mm max.

Please find more detailed information on materials, head shapes and dimensions in the downloadable product information folder.

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Clad plates

Roll-bonded clad plates are the economic alternative to expensive high-alloy and non-clad plates. The mechanical properties of the base material are optimally combined with the corrosion resistance of the cladding material.

Our roll-bonded clad plates and heads are found in chemical equipment applications and refineries, in the oil and gas industry, coke drums and the food industry. Clad plates are also used in seawater desalination and flue gas desulfurization plants.


Clad plates consist of a base and a cladding material.

The base materials for our clad plates are produced exclusively in our own steelmaking plant in Linz. Cladding materials are purchased in the form of slabs and sheets from renowned manufacturers.

The base materials are predominantly made of structural steels, steels for boilers and pressure vessels and fine-grained structural steels, all of which are characterized by good weldability and formability.

Cladding materials are made of ferritic and austenitic stainless steels, nickel and nickel-based alloys, copper and copper-nickel alloys, all of which have excellent anti-corrosive properties.

Further material details are contained in the brochure that you can open below.

The base material surfaces are generally delivered in as-rolled or shot-blasted condition.

In almost all instances, the surface of the cladding material is polished. Our standard polish is 80 grain. Other grain sizes are available upon request.

Here you will find more information about delivery conditions and certifications for clad plates.

Available dimensions

Cladding material 

Ferritic and austenitic stainless steel

Copper, nickel alloys

Total thickness

6–150 mm

6–65 mm

Cladding thickness

1.5–10 mm

1.5–10 mm


3,800 mm max.

3,800 mm max.


15,000 max. (12,400 mm Q+T max.)

15,000 max.

(12,400 mm Q+T max.)

Unit weight

2–18 tons

2–9 tons

Surface area

6 m² min.

6 m² min.


Wear-resistant plates

Our durostat® and altrix® are attractive special grades for applications that require a high level of wear resistance.

Parts used in abrasive environments wear out quickly. In order to lengthen the service life of such components, we have developed two special steel grades whose service life is significantly longer than that of conventional steels. Our online-hardened durostat® carbon steels are especially wear-resistant and demonstrate the best processing properties. Our highly wear-resistant altrix® steels include multi-layer plates for an even longer service life.

Hot-rolled steel strip

Hot-rolled steel strip

Hot-rolled steel strip made by voestalpine is tailored to specific customer needs, and the product portfolio ranges from mild steels to meet the highest forming requirements to ultra-high-strength steels for the most demanding applications.


To meet every customer requirement, we supply hot-rolled steel strip in widths up to 1,750 mm and thicknesses up to 20 mm. Our products are available pickled or unpickled, as slit or wide strip in coils, and even as slit steel strip or cut shapes. These high-quality products are manufactured to tightest tolerances. Hot-rolled steels made by voestalpine are supplied in a wide range of grades and qualities. A variety of alloys and rolling programs provide our customers with just the right steel for their specific applications.

Steel grades

  • Mild steels
  • Structural steels
  • Micro-alloyed steels
  • Case-hardening and heat-treatable steels
  • Martensitic steels
  • Multi-phase steels
  • Dual-phase steels
  • Ferritic-bainitic steels
  • Pole and rim steels
  • Enameling steels
  • Steels for gas cylinders
  • Weather-resistant structural steels
  • Wear-resistant steels
  • High-strength and ultra high-strength steels
Hot-rolled steel strip 
voestalpine stands for partnership and highest quality:
  • Development of special customer grades to meet specific requirements
  • Highly consistent mechanical and chemical properties
  • Tightest tolerances guaranteed 
  • Consistently high product quality thanks to precise rolling process with perfectly coordinated temperature and forming processes
  • Material and processing expertise from a single source


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