November 11, 2008

Eaton Receives Milestone Cylinder Order For Split Barges

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by Hydrauvision BV and Van Oord to supply hydraulic cylinders for four split barges. The value of the contract is estimated to be $5 million.

Eaton will deliver eight custom, large-bore, Eaton® Hydrowa™ XL Series cylinders weighing 50,000 pounds each. With a bore size of 780 mm (31”), the custom cylinders will provide the massive force (15.000 kN) required to separate and reconnect the split hull of the dredging barges. The cylinders are being built at Eaton’s Eindhoven facility, the Netherlands, and will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year.

“Eaton’s unmatched competency in large-bore cylinder production, application know-how, technical expertise, and capability to meet a critical delivery time frame were key factors in Van Oord’s and Hydrauvision’s cylinder selection,” said Erwin de Bresser, Sales & Project Engineer Eaton Eindhoven—XL cylinders.

“The milestone business will strengthen Eaton’s position in the split-barge and dredging markets for new cylinders and cylinder repair.”

Hydrauvision BV is a hydraulic system provider headquartered in Schoondijke, Netherlands.

Van Oord is a dredging and marine contractor headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Eaton’s Hydraulics Business is a segment of the Eaton Fluid Power Group. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Business provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


Lynn Soule
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