“TSUNEISHI Technical Olympics (Tsuneishi Factory)” Technical skills competition held on November 1st

October 31, 2008

TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING

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 1st (Sat.) at Tsuneishi Factory. 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 welding and coating painting will be held (See attached sheet for kinds of competitions).

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 210 participants will compete at the Tsuneishi factory. On November 3rd (Monday and national holiday), Tadotsu factory (Tadotsu town in Kagawa prefecture) will also hold a Technical Olympics.

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

― Note ―

Date November 1st (Sat.)
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 (Tsuneishi Factory) Kinds of Competitions】

【Categories of Competition】

Small steel assemble welding Assembling and welding steel as one part of shipbuilding blocks
Welding legs of designated length Welding at the designated measurement.
Slinging operation Select appropriate sling device (wire rope) for a load. With a flag signal and whistle, accurately sling and move the load with a ceiling crane.
Wiring and connecting cables for a three-way switch, using VVF code Wire and connect the cables and circuits using a three-way switch, competing for time and accuracy.
Throwing a heaving rope Throw a heaving rope which used for mooring the ship to the pier, competing for accuracy.
Gouging Separate a welded two-piece board using a gas meltdown device and a gas housing. Compete for speed and finishing.
Welding Weld a test piece using CO2 welding and arc welding. Compete for finishing time.
Wiring and wire connection Wiring and connecting wires for electrical device according to a designated plan.
Polishing a block 3-man teams compete at foundation coat finishing for painting a built block.
Coating spray 3-man teams perform to spray coating on the built block.

【Competition for Public】

Visual estimation of weight, height, and length Compete to visually estimate the weight of welded steel and the length of wire. The competitions listed above are for registered technical workers but this competition is open to anyone wishing to participate.