“TSUNEISHI Technical Olympics (Tadotsu Factory)” Technical skills competition held on November 3rd

October 31, 2008


Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company of TSUNEISHI Holdings Corporation (Head Office: 1083 Tsuneishi Numakuma-cho Fukuyama-city Hiroshima, CEO: Katsushige Kambara) will hold the “TSUNEISHI Technical Olympics” from 8 a.m. on November 3rd (Mon.) at Tadotsu Factory (Tadotsu-cho, Kagawa Prefecture). Participants will compete at technical skills crucial to shipbuilding, including such skills as welding, coating painting, and carrying. Under the theme “Dissemination” 10 kinds of competitions for skills including cutting H-beam steel and coating painting will be held (See attached sheet for categories of competition).

The Tsuneishi Technical Olympics started in 2001 to showcase welding skills. In the second year, ironworking skills were added to the program of competition. In the third year, coating painting, rigging, and carrying skills were also added and the Olympics became a major event for the whole factory. In 2008, about 160 participants will compete at the Tadotsu factory. On November 1st (Sat.), Tsuneishi factory will also hold a Technical Olympics.

Any media wishing to cover the event will be very welcome to attend.

― Note ―

Date November 3rd (Mon. National holiday)
Opening Ceremony 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Competition 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Judging 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Announcement/Closing Ceremony 12:30 p.m. to 13:00 p.m.

【Tsuneishi Technical Olympic (Tadotsu Factory) Kinds of Competitions】

I-beam steel cutting Cut I-beam steel in a designated shape using a cutter.
Bead writing Write well-formed letters on a steel board using a weld bead.
Slinging operation Select an appropriate sling device (wire rope) for a load. At a flag signal and whistle, accurately sling and move the load with a ceiling crane.
Rope-end splice Splice the end of Cremona rope.
CO2 semi-auto welding Compete for speed and quality of welding.
Pipe production Produce pipes using a mold.
Wire connection Wire and connect 3 devices, such as a light, switch, and outlet with switch.
Coating spray Perform spray coating (already done because of time schedule)
Carrying with a fork lift Operate a fork lift safely and properly, competing for speed.
Free Challenge Compete to attach safety devices quickly and properly. All participants of the competitions listed above, as well as judges, are free to join this competition.