The iWeld is an innovation project to make the welding of tank bottoms faster, cheaper and safer. iTanks has developed a laser welding robot for this purpose in cooperation with Saffir.

This welding robot can lay a sheet and weld within 15 minutes. A tank bottom (in a tank of 84m²) consists of about 350 metal sheets, so the net welding time is about 88 hours. With this, the turnaround time can be shortened by approximately 10 weeks and this results in a cost saving of € 280,000 per tank (84m²). In addition, it is safer, because only three people have to be present in the tank instead of 20 men.