Last Update October 31, 2016

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Bayards is one of the world's leading aluminium construction companies. The Company is active in many different industries and many different projects. 

Why Aluminium?
First, let’s start with the question why aluminium is such a valuable material for applying in almost every industry:

  • It is low in weight and high in strength
  • It is low in maintenance (because of excellent corrosion resistance)

Bayards’ Activities
Building aluminium superstructures and hull structures for luxury yachts and chassis for high tech reconnaissance vehicles for the defence industry: this is only a fraction of all the projects the Company undertakes. From different aluminium structures and products for the transport industry, to architectural and infrastructural projects. 

From the engineering and production of structures for the Offshore industry, to collaborating with multiple research institutes and high-tech companies in finding advanced aluminium solutions: the team at Bayards has an extensive knowledge of the behaviour of aluminium as well as know-how of production technology, which offers possibilities for successful implementation of innovative ideas and advanced aluminium solutions with the help of its state-of-the-art machine park.

Bayards successfully serve clients all over the world with established offices in Europe, North and South America, The Middle East and Asia. Bayards’ headquarters, principal engineering and production facilities are located in The Netherlands.

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Contact info #1

D. de Kluijver
+31 (0)184 683 000
Commercial Director
+31 (0)184 684 345
Veerweg 2, P.O. Box 9 - 2957 ZG Nieuw-Lekkerland - The Netherlands

Helidecks

ALUMINIUM HELIDECKS
Designing and building aluminium helidecks for the Offshore and Marine industry is one of the specializations of Bayards, with an experience of over 30 years and over 600 helidecks installed for any type of platform or vessel. The Company's helidecks can be supplied with firefighting equipment, lighting systems, heat tracing and maintenance free safety netting for optimal safety. No maintenance on the structure, low costs of ownership and an extremely long life time are the standards.

What else can you expect from Bayards aluminium helidecks?

  • Lightweight, corrosion resistant and non-sparking
  • Design, fabrication or prefabrication all in-house
  • Delivery complete turn-key, or prefabricated assembly kits
  • Custom made according to any applicable standard or client requirement

LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINIUM SUPPORT STRUCTURES
A total weight reduction of up to 60% of the helideck by including an aluminium support structure? With the advanced Bayards-concept for lightweight support structures, this is easily possible. The benefits?

  • Further possibility to cantilever the helideck structure from the platform/floater/vessel
  • Lighter reinforcements on the platform/floater/vessel
  • Less effect on the centre of gravity of the floater/vessel
  • No welding, no weld inspection and the possibility to assemble fast: usually in one week. Faster cheaper, safer: 

Bayards is fully aware of the applicable international laws, regulations and standards, such as CAP 437, ICAO annex 14, NMD 072, NORSOK C004. Bayards' designs are approved by DNV, V, ABS, LRS en RMRS.

Defence

Due to Bayards' expertise and craftsmanship, Aluminium is an ideal material for defence construction since is possesses the main pre-requisites for defence equipment. Aluminium is lightweight but very strong. The material has superior formability features as well as an excellent corrosion resistance, which makes it easy to maintain. The Company has expertise and craftsmanship in aluminium construction. Bayards successfully executes several projects for the army and navy forces. Bayards can handle high grade welding of aluminium and assembly work and they can work conform to military standards, such as AQAP 2120. Bayards is an appreciated partner and active supplier of the defence industry.

POWERFUL PROJECTS
Bayards’ several projects for the army and navy forces prove the versatility and capability of the expertise that the company possesses in this area. The Company has supplied the defence industry with custom-made aluminium sections for various projects, or complete products, such as:

  • Decompression tanks
  • Mine-hunters
  • Canister frames for Patriots
  • Several different types of girder bridges
  • Transport containers

THE FENNEK
Beside supplying the army and navy forces with various aluminium material, Bayards has also supplied the defence industry with 400 aluminium chassis for a new all-terrain reconnaissance vehicle, which was set the highest requirements on the Company's machining and welding capabilities. Bayards was capable to set up a fully equipped production facility with Europe’s most advanced computer-operated and high-speed milling- and welding machinery, including a friction stir welding machine.

Helipads

The application of helicopter transport has a lot of advantages and is very useful in different situations. It is extremely important for trauma care for faster transport of patients or victims and lifesaving operations. Helicopter transport also offers a great deal of possibilities for business and infrastructure. Bayards specialises in aluminium construction for different industries. Bayards has expanded their years of experience and know-how about offshore helidecks and also specialises in the engineering and building of rooftop helipads for civil application. Over the years, the Company has built various helipads for hospitals, high-rise buildings and helicopter transport services in different city centres around the globe. Bayards is also one of the first to support the European HEMS & Air Ambulance Committee (EHAC). 

ALUMINIUM HELIPADS
The Company's helipads can be installed on any existing building, whether it is low or high rise. No additional structure reinforcements are required due to the lightweight properties of aluminium. Bayards’ helipads are maintenance free and configured in accordance with the latest international safety regulation and highest quality standards. Bayards’ helipads are supplied as a prefabricated assembly kit and can be assembled by the customer's crew under Bayards' supervision.

ALUMINIUM HELIPADS FOR HOSPITALS
Most of the trauma patients are transferred to the hospital by helicopter. Emergency medicine, fast transport and good accessibility demand a helicopter and a helipad that is safe and operable in all weather conditions. A thorough selection proves that a Bayards aluminium helipad is then the best choice.

Offshore Structures

ALUMINIUM LIVING QUARTER STRUCTURES
Weight reduction of up to 50% compared to the conventional steel living quarter structure and on top of that, excellent corrosion resistance. Hardly no maintenance, no more painting, 35 years plus design life, hence extremely low cost of ownership.

ALUMINIUM STAIR TOWERS
Looking for full integration of lighting, fire detection, communication and safety walking according to the globally applicable and strict safety standards? Then Bayards’ professional engineers can develop a clear construction kit in cooperation with the client, which can simply be transported to destinations all over the world. Moreover, Bayards supplies all thinkable forms of cladding, including A60-cladding.

ALUMINIUM GANGWAYS
Bayards offers lightweight gangways of aluminium. After all, there’s nothing more important than the connection between the offshore platform, the vessel, ships and quays. The lighter it is, the lighter the powering for the three movement planes, slewing, luffing and telescoping. Bayards’ lightweight gangways connect the dots and keep it together!

ALUMINIUM HANDRAIL AND SAFETY SYSTEMS
Bayards can proudly state that they are the global leader in the development of advanced and highly cost-effective handrail and safety systems, such as:

  • Maintenance free access system

Continuous reliability is the standard on this dynamic offshore platform, thanks to robust and flexible safety gates and cage ladder systems.

  • Heavy Duty Barrier

The Heavy Duty Barrier absorbs the impact of sliding elements on the deck in a flexible way, hence protecting people. Besides that, Bayards offers lightweight and maintenance safety systems as flex barriers and swing load protection barriers. Safety guaranteed!

Naturally, all solutions are in compliance with the latest standards. Living on the edge, thanks to Bayards’ Worldwide Most Advanced Hand Rail and Safety Systems!

ALUMINIUM ANTENNA TOWERS
Easy to assemble and quickly operational: the aluminium antenna tower. Equipped with custom-specific claddings and coatings, such as the internationally required red and white striped safety colours.

ALUMINIUM HELIHANGARS
Bayards has written offshore history, with the first aluminium helihangar worldwide. An extraordinary production. Aluminium is up to three times lighter than steel and is gaining popularity, because in offshore constructions every pound counts. 

ALUMINIUM PERSONNEL BASKET
Ensure the safest transportation forpeople, from vessel to platform or vice versa, with Bayards’ aluminium personnel basket. Expect minimum weight, with maximum safety regarding landing, stability, retrieval, gravity, access and buoyancy.

ALL-WEATHER ALUMINIUM CLADDING
Nature doesn’t get a grip on the all-weather aluminium protection cladding. Maintenance free and explosion-proof protection shields, enable increasing production times without decreasing safety.

Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding is probably one of the oldest construction specializations still existing. Nowadays, it is also one of the most advanced ones. Aluminium has a unique combination of properties that is ideal for the construction of yachts. Also, it is very suitable for the shaping of hulls and shells for a large variety of boats and ships. Bayards has 50 years of experience in this area and is thus highly skilled in using aluminium in building structures for Vessels used for commercial, defence and leisure purposes.

STREAMLINED ACTIVITIES
Bayards has built an outstanding reputation in luxury yacht building, demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship and a combination of experience and know-how. Bayards’ shipbuilding includes the production of:

  • Hulls and superstructures
  • Complete casco’s of aluminium sailboats and super yachts

Bayards uses the characteristics of aluminium in the shipbuilding industry optimally, to come to a structure that meets up with the requirements of both aesthetics and engineering. The Company has specialized in the construction of super structures for the leading super yacht building companies in The Netherlands.

Bridges

Bayards is aware of the multiple possibilities and applications of aluminium as a construction material. The Company provides various solutions with aluminium for the infrastructure and transport industries.

BRIDGES, WALKWAYS AND FLOATING ROADS
Over the years, Bayards has designed, extended, constructed and reconstructed countless types of bridges. From replacements of specific parts, to complete replacement of the old parts for new aluminium structures, Bayards does it. The Company has worked on various projects: from replacements of deck elements to replacement of concrete bridge sections to reduce structure weight and increase carrying capacity. Bayards also constructs aluminium solutions for pedestrian walkways. Another important infrastructure project that Bayards has worked on is the floating road. The Company did this in cooperation with different institutes, architects and the Ministry of Transport. The floating road can be placed in any waters to offers  a solution in case of inaccessible roads and bridges.

ALUMINIUM IN TRANSPORT
Bayards offers great aluminium solutions in the transport industry with lightweight multi-purpose containers. The defence industry uses these containers for their transport and Bayards' containers are used for various other kinds of transports and cargo’s as well. The Company offers a wide range of aluminium transport containers for products that can vary from chemicals to transports for the food industry. Bayards, among others, delivers:

  • Lightweight multi-purposed containers
  • Open top containers
  • Insulated containers
  • Accommodation containers
  • Containers for chemical transport
  • Trailer chassis
  • Tank trailers

There is no lack of options when it comes to Bayards’ containers. They can adapt to every product with different possibilities, like refrigerated and deepfreeze containers as well as containers for chemical transport and standard containers with manholes, loading doors, butterfly valve outlets and handles. With these containers, even the most hazardous materials can be transported safely and economically. Since Bayards’ containers are lightweight and maintenance free, fuel expenditures can be reduced drastically.

Architecture

Modern architecture is not only demanding in function, but also in aesthetics. Buildings are creations. Reflections of art that can become icons. Architecture is determinative for the streetscape that we live in, and should therefore be aesthetically pleasing. Architects use aluminium more and more due to its advantages over conventional materials, such as steel and concrete. Bayards has contributed to several world-renowned architectural projects over the years.

Do you know the Lord’s Media Centre in London? The Stairways of Palariccione in Italy? Nichols Bridgeway in Chicago? Bayards encouraged famous architects in realizing their most ambitions and creative ideas and worked with them on the most demanding and exacting architectural projects. Over time, the Company has contributed to many incredible projects that have resulted in a number of prestigious awards. 

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS

  • Aluminium sections
  • Aluminium staircases
  • Aluminium bridges
  • Aluminium walkways

With aluminium, the possibilities are endless.

High-Tech

CERN PROJECT
Bayards has years of experience in building various aluminium constructions. Yet, there is so much more that aluminium has to offer and possibilities to explore. Bayards constantly develop their knowledge and skills around aluminium. Due to their extensive knowledge about production technology, aluminium as a material, its possibilities and its behaviour, the Company has some valuable assets within the high-tech industry. With a state-of-the-art machine park Bayards is the perfect partner for a very successful implementation of the most creative and innovative ideas. Therefore Bayards maintains an ongoing collaboration with numerous research institutes and high-tech companies such as TNO.

THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER (LHC)
Everyone will know the ground-breaking projects of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Their activities are currently mostly directed towards the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva in Switzerland, which is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider that lies in a tunnel of 27 kilometers in circumference, at a depth of 175 meters (574 ft). This particle collider allows physicists to test different predictions around particle physics and high-energy physics as well as the existence of the theorized Higgs particle advancing the human understanding of physical laws.

BAYARDS’ SPECIAL PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
Aluminium has the property of becoming stronger at very low temperatures. Bayards has used this property and their extensive know how about the material to design and produce the bottom tray for the LHC. The Company has applied special production techniques with advanced precision equipment, like ‘orbital’ welding (360° rotation around a piece of pipe). In this way we successfully met the highest quality requirements to work on this truly remarkable high-tech project.

Bayards Aluminium Constructies B.V.

  • Veerweg 2, P.O. Box 9 2957 ZG, Nieuw Lekkerland, Netherlands
  • +31 (0)184 683 000
  • +31 (0)184 684 345
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