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Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle to COLD PAD for their C-Claw™ technology.

C-Claw™ is a heavy-duty fastener for steel structures that is non-intrusive (no hole and no hot work is required). It was designed as an alternative to welding and drilling for the maritime and offshore sectors. The technology offers a quick fastening solution for any structural outfitting, maintenance and modification operations, including works on cable trays, pipe supports, skids, handrails, or ladders.

The CEO of COLD PAD, Jean-Philippe Court, explained: “C-Claw™ has been developed for marine environments like offshore platforms. It is truly revolutionary in the marine world and inspired by composite techniques that have been used for decades in aeronautics, with an exceptional reliability and durability due to a process-controlled installation”.

The Approval in Principle follows years of collaboration between Bureau Veritas and COLD PAD and was delivered following rigorous mechanical testing and a review of the installation procedure. BV and COLD PAD are already working together towards design approval with a view to obtaining a

Type Approval Certificate, further confirming that the innovative technology is safe to use and any risks have been assessed.