Rapp Bomek launches a new high-security door - we are at the forefront of development and proud to introduce our RC6 door, says CEO Kurt Kristoffersen.
After nearly two years of development, Rapp Bomek has now completed and passed tests for burglary and fire resistance for the RC6 high-security door. They are now launching the new RC6 with EI2120 fire performance.
Security class RC6 is the highest classification in European and Norwegian standards for doors. It has undergone highly demanding test environments and methods for the period.
- The door is designed to protect objects of extra central importance within defense facilities, critical infrastructure, and public administration. Our extensive experience and skilled development environment in security and fire products have been crucial for the success of the project, says CEO Kurt Kristoffersen.
R&D Manager Eivind Seljenes Pedersen says it has been challenging but exciting and is pleased to have produced a unique security product.
"It's always exciting when new products go into the testing laboratories. Even though you try to anticipate everything, there are usually surprises. The RC6 door performed well for over 120 minutes in the fire test, which allows us to scale this up to very large sizes," Eivind adds.
This is just the continuation of our focus on security that Rapp has been heavily involved in. We look forward to expanding the product line with even more advanced features, including blast protection, bullet resistance, and EMS security.
Security door production
- We are very pleased with the results! It stands as solid evidence of our competence and dedication within the team. Rapp Bomek has a skilled team that truly understands their field and delivers more than expected. Having our headquarters in Bodø and being able to deliver high-classified products both domestically and internationally is an achievement we are very proud of!, states Kurt Kristoffersen, CEO.
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Rapp Bomek is back in the maritime market. Rapp’s roots in the maritime industry date back over 100 years and for the last 30 years we have designed, developed and manufactured fire doors of the highest standard for the offshore industry.
In recent years, Rapp Bomek has carried out product development on doors and hatches for the maritime market.
New high-quality sliding doors and hinged doors have been developed with pneumatic and electric control systems that meet current fire requirements,
and which stands in relation to rough maritime weather and environmental conditions. Rapp Bomek provides interior and exterior doors and installation and "supervisory" services.
Rapp Bomek delivers parts and systems to existing products and today has exclusive sales and distribution in the Norwegian market on control systems from AP Marine and MVM at the same time as they have developed their own systems and adapted solutions related to functionality to create reliable and stable doors for rough relationship.
Rapp Bomek looks forward to further close dialogue with players in the maritime market - along the Norwegian coast and internationally.
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In the period 2022 to 2024, Rapp Bomek will deliver specially adapted fire doors to Hammerfest Hospital. The health sector is an important focus area for Rapp Bomek including product delivery and installation services. Rapp Bomek has entered into an agreement with Consto Nord AS, the main contractor for the construction of the new hospital.
Hammerfest Hospital is a local hospital for the population of west Finnmark and offers emergency medicine, surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, gynaecology/maternity, ear-nose-throat, eye, paediatrics and paediatric rehabilitation. Investments of NOK 2.6 billion will be made over a five-year period and the hospital building will be just over 33,000 square meters. The new hospital is planned with 89 beds, 35 outpatient and specialist rooms and 7 rooms for X-rays and radiology. Rapp Bomek will deliver doors for NOK 5 million to the project and will also contribute with installation work.
The new hospital is based on a collaboration model between Helse Nord RHF, Hammerfest Kommune, Sano and UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The collaboration model makes the new Hammerfest hospital unique in a national context.
– Our delivery to Hammerfest is a good reference showing that we have good products and services for all door needs in hospitals and care buildings. We look forward to the further collaboration with Consto on this project, says Marius Stormoen, responsible for Projects and Service at Rapp Bomek.
– A close supplier collaboration for this type of project will be very important and is an unconditional success criteria. In the initial phase at Hammerfest Hospital, we have had a good dialogue with Rapp Bomek about the product solutions, and we look forward to collaboration on deliveries and installation, says project manager Rolf Johnny Nilsen in Consto Nord AS.
Consto Nord AS is experiencing an increasing need for combination products on fire and security doors/windows for care buildings, but also for public buildings such as defence buildings, airports and other projects related to infrastructure.
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Rapp Bomek has entered into a five-year framework agreement with Telia for the delivery, service and installation of doors. The agreement has an estimated value of NOK 15 million. Telia has an option to extend the agreement by two years after the initial agreement period.
Rapp Bomek has developed the latest generation of fire and security doors, which satisfy stricter requirements and benefits than previous standards. Telia's facilities and systems consist of critical infrastructure where particularly strict safety requirements are set.
«It has been exciting to map needs and adapt products to such a large and significant player within Telecom. Telia shows that they take physical security seriously and have wanted a fixed framework for future maintenance on their security doors ", says Marius Stormoen, who is responsible for projects and service in Rapp Bomek.
"Rapp Bomek delivers doors that satisfy our high requirements, and their long experience and expertise in service and maintenance will ensure that the doors deliver throughout their lifetime," says John-Robert Karlsen, Manager Technical Infrastructure in Telia.
The security doors must secure the facilities physically, but also enable quick and easy evacuation in critical situations. Rapp Bomek's doors have undergone extensive tests and are certified by reputable test laboratories.
«We have a clear strategy for developing products, service concepts and new technology adapted to the needs of this type of facility. Rapp Bomek is actively investing in development consulting, product deliveries and services in the Nordic market and is very pleased with the agreement with Telia", adds CEO Kurt Kristoffersen.
Rapp Bomek has entered into a framework agreement with Statnett for a duration of four years and an estimated value of NOK 60 million. Statnett has an option to extend the agreement by two years, plus another two years following the first agreement period.
Security and critical infrastructure
Statnett's facilities and systems are critical infrastructure where particularly strict safety requirements have been set. Critical infrastructure is defined as facilities and systems that are absolutely necessary to maintain critical functions in society, cover basic needs and maintain the population's sense of security.
Products with high requirements for performance in safety and fire
Rapp Bomek has developed the latest generation of fire and security doors, which satisfy stricter requirements and performance than previous standards. The new doors satisfy fire requirements that are four times stricter than previous requirements. The security doors must take into account the need to physically secure the facilities, but also enable quick and easy evacuation in critical situations. The doors have undergone extensive tests and are certified by reputable test laboratories.
«Rapp Bomek has developed a series of doors from security class RC2 to RC6 and works closely with manufacturers of advanced locking systems. These products require combined performance in safety, fire (EI260 standards), smoke and sound. The need for combination products has become more common and it is more demanding to develop and achieve the requirements in new and upgraded tests”, says product manager at Rapp Bomek, Roger Hjemberg.
The products are developed and produced at the company's facilities in Kapp and in Bodø, Norway, and are based on safety products that have been delivered to the National Museum and the Munch Museum, where the requirements for safety and fire protection are high.
«We look forward to the collaboration with Statnett and the company's other subcontractors in the coming years. We are proud to have been chosen. This confirms our position as a leader in the development of fire doors and security doors. The security market is growing strongly and new needs for physical security of critical infrastructure, public buildings, defence facilities and police and emergency facilities are significant", says CEO of Rapp Bomek, Kurt Kristoffersen.
«We see great investment needs in these areas in Norway, but also in neighbouring countries such as Sweden and Denmark. We are focused on strengthening our position in these markets, together with our partners", Kristoffersen adds.
Rapp Bomek has strategic partners in the Swedish and Danish markets. In Norway, the company has a distribution network with experienced specialists in project and installation. With an extensive product portfolio that also includes explosion and bulletproof doors and windows, Rapp Bomek is solidly positioned to serve the increasing need within these segments.
"We look forward to working with Rapp Bomek. They have proven to be a competent and exciting company in the security market. We are looking forward to getting started with projects and have high expectations for the collaboration", says Otto Berg, category leader Building and Construction at Statnett.
During 2021, Rapp Bomek will deliver specially adapted fire doors to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. The hospital sector is an important focus area for the Bodø company, which sees an increasing need for fire doors in hospitals.
In 2011, construction began on a new children's and young people’s hospital at Haukeland University Hospital. The last construction phase is planned to be completed in 2023. “The glass blocks” is the name given to this new part of the hospital where children and young people under the age of 18 will have assessment, treatment, accommodation, schooling and activities, all gathered in one place. During 2021, Rapp Bomek will deliver fire doors to the project. Hospitals have special requirements for fire doors that, among other things, must withstand frequent use, including bangs and scrapes from beds, solid sound-insulating properties and protection against X-rays.
A growing market
– The hospital sector is growing strongly in Norway. Over the coming years, several large projects are planned throughout the country, requiring fireproof doors adapted to hospital operations. We want to take a strong position in this market. Our delivery to Haukeland is a good reference project, demonstrating that we have good products to offer hospitals and care homes. Rapp Bomek will focus further on developing our product portfolio to meet the needs and standards in this segment, says Marius Stormoen, Deputy CEO of Rapp Bomek.
The construction contractor Åsane Byggmesterforretning will be responsible for installation of the fire doors. The Bergen company is also experiencing an increasing need for combination products for fire and security doors and windows for hospitals, but also for public buildings such as museums and police stations. A close supplier collaboration for this type of project will be very important and is a key success criterion.
– In the Haukeland University Hospital project, we have had a good dialogue with Rapp Bomek on product solutions. We look forward to further collaboration with Rapp Bomek on door and window deliveries, says general manager Frank Ståløy in Åsane Byggmesterforretning.
Rapp Bomek recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with AP-Marine, Advanced Pneumatic Marine GmbH. The agreement entails Rapp Bomek selling AP-Marines’ door control systems to suppliers and customers in Norway. This enables the Bodø company to become a total supplier of fire doors to the maritime market and be able to deliver parts and systems to 90 per cent of all doors and hatches on the Norwegian shelf, offshore.
– We are very pleased with the agreement with AP-Marine, which is part of the Grutzmann Group. The company is a leading international manufacturer of door drive systems for ships and offshore. All systems have fire-test certificates, type approvals, MED documentation in EC certification, and meet the high-end quality necessary to supply this market, says Hugo Henriksen, Sales Director at Rapp Bomek.
The collaboration agreement means that Rapp Bomek will use AP-Marine's control systems on its own doors and hatches in the future, including both pneumatic and electric control systems. This means a range of new products for Rapp Bomek, including products for the maritime market, where we will launch a completely new product line of fire doors during Q1.
Kurt Kristoffersen, CEO of Rapp Bomek, says that the company has recently been working on areas to improve competitiveness to win new contracts offshore and become a total supplier to the maritime market:
– Our ambition is to be one of the largest suppliers of fire and security doors to the offshore market, and eventually to the maritime market. The green shift also means that we need electrical systems for our doors that will suit upcoming wind projects. While we will still supply parts and service for all our previously delivered pneumatic systems, we understood early on that in order to succeed with our new strategy we need to collaborate with major international players such as AP-Marine to gain access to innovative solutions for the control systems for our doors. Our customers will experience that Rapp Bomek delivers the right products with innovative solutions, Kristoffersen concludes.
When Samsung was going to expand its factory for the production of car batteries in Hungary, they contacted Rapp Bomek once again to supply blast-proof doors.
Samsung SDI is now expanding their production capacity for electric car batteries and investing 1.2 billion euros in its factory in Hungary. Every year about 50,000 lithium-ion batteries are produced for electric cars. As a result of the expansion, the plant will measure 330,000 square meters and will create 1,200 new jobs.
New show of trust
In 2020, Rapp Bomek was contacted by Samsung Engineering, who are responsible for the expansion of the battery factory in Hungary, and who have ordered several blast-proof doors for the expansion. Samsung has previously used similar doors from Rapp Bomek in connection with the construction of the battery factory in 2018.
Strict requirements for fire safety
The blast-proof doors are custom-built and will be installed towards the end of 2020 in the factory’s laboratory rooms. Battery production is associated with high temperatures and the requirement for safety is extremely high. The doors must meet strict requirements for fire and explosions and are fire classified as A60, meaning that they must withstand fire for at least 60 minutes. The doors are also soundproof in-line with the customer's requirements.
We have received a lot of positive feedback on the pneumatic sliding doors which were delivered in 2018 and are very pleased that Samsung has chosen to order more blast-proof custom doors from Rapp Bomek. The delivery to Samsung is a good example of how Rapp Bomek can deliver made-to-measure solutions for land-based factory facilities with special needs, says Hugo Henriksen, Sales Manager at Rapp Bomek.
The delivery to Samsung also positions us as a supplier of security and fire doors in Europe, says Kurt Kristoffersen, CEO of Rapp Bomek.
In addition to offering high-quality custom-built doors, Rapp Bomek also assists in the planning stages of projects with services such as installation, inspection, commissioning and spare parts.
Rapp Bomek has recently signed a new framework agreement for the delivery of doors to all of Optimera’s stores. This confirms our position in the construction industry in Norway.
Rapp Bomek has agreed a framework agreement with Optimera, the leading builder chain in Norway. The contract means that Rapp Bomek’s doors will now be sold in all of Optimera’s stores across the country.
– We are very pleased with this agreement. Optimera is Norway's largest player in the sale and distribution of building materials, lumber and interiors with 200 outlets across the country. Getting our products here will strengthen our position in the Norwegian construction market The agreement with Optimera shows that our work to develop competitive doors is generating good results says Bjørn Oset, Sales Manager in Rapp Bomek.
CEO in Rapp Bomek, Kurt Kristoffersen, says that the company continually works to be more competitive and win new contracts in the construction industry. Our ambition is to be one of the largest suppliers of fire and security doors for construction hardware stores in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Our customers can rely on Rapp Bomek to deliver the best products at competitive prices.
This summer, Oslo's new main library Deichman Bjørvika was finally able to open its doors to the public. Rapp Bomek has installed 250 steel doors for the prestigious project.
On June 18th 2020, after a six-year construction process, the new Deichman main library finally opened its doors to the public. The library has moved from Hammersborg to a brand new and unique building in Bjørvika, centrally located between Oslo S and the Opera.
Built for the future
Deichman Bjørvika is one of the largest investments in cultural buildings in Oslo with a price tag of around NOK 2.5 billion. The main library has become a unique and futuristic building with six floors of literature, reading and study places, stages, cinema halls and workshops. Deichman Bjørvika has around 450,000 books and media available for free lending.
Largest supplier on the project
Rapp Bomek has been the largest supplier of doors to Deichman Bjørvika. Since February 2018, the company has delivered around 250 steel doors through AF Gruppen which has been responsible for installation. The steel doors are installed in all kinds of spaces including technical rooms, public and outdoor areas, quiet rooms, meeting rooms, activity rooms, stage rooms, as well as safety rooms, stairwells, ventilation rooms, a reception hall and parking.
“The delivery has combined single and double interior doors in both standard sizes and special dimensions. To the public areas, doors with glass elements and steel profiles in various colour schemes have been delivered, making the visual aesthetics very pleasing,” says Sales Manager in Rapp Bomek, Mr. Bjørn Oset.
Rapp Bomek often delivers tailor made solutions, as architects often want to achieve a specific aesthetic expression, or contractors have technical solutions that require specific measurements.
Strict safety requirements
In a public cultural building, such as Deichman Bjørvika, which aims at 2 million visitors yearly, high demands are made on doors regarding fire, smoke density and safety. The doors installed have a sound reduction of 43 dB and are insulated with stone wool and plaster. They are also fire-insulated according to fire class (A60 – A120) and classified into the RC4/RC5 safety class, which means that in the event of a burglary it should take more than 30 minutes to break open the door.
"There are increasing demands for fire and safety in new buildings with steel doors. Today we supply steel doors to a wide range of buildings and structures, including cultural buildings, office buildings, hospitals, schools, prisons and tunnels," says Executive Vice President Mr. Tore Flaterud.
This autumn, Rapp Bomek is running a campaign encouraging the offshore industry to the check, maintain and replace fire doors. Vår Energi has recently replaced 99 doors on the Goliat platform.
This spring Rapp Bomek announced that the contract with Vår Energi will continue – an agreement involving service, maintenance and spare parts for installed fire doors on their oil and gas platforms. Rapp Bomek has recently completed a major project in which all the fire doors in the electrical rooms on the Goliat platform have been replaced.
99 new firedoors
Over the past 14 months, Rapp Bomek has fabricated, delivered and installed a total of 99 fire doors on the Goliat platform – both hinged and sliding doors. The replacement has been in two stages. The final installment of 24 doors was recently concluded, on budget and four weeks earlier than planned.
“Service and maintenance of fire doors are extremely important for optimal performance, and to protect lives and property in the case of fire. Rapp Bomek's "Check – Repair – Replace" campaign encourages the offshore industry to; check, repair and replace older or damaged fire doors. We are very pleased with the project to replace firedoors which Vår Energi has recently concluded in order to secure their platform, and not least the people on board”, says Kurt Kristoffersen, CEO of Rapp Bomek.
Rapp Bomek's team were responsible for installing the doors. Vår Energi is pleased with the cooperation, professionalism and the spirit shown by Rapp Bomek, not to mention the high safety focus during the entire replacement process.
"We are very pleased with the professional attitude the Rapp Bomek team showed. Through high work ethics they have demonstrated an unprecedented willingness to work with our offshore employees. We look forward to future cooperation with Rapp Bomek", says Odd A. Jørgensen, Maintenance Advisor at Vår Energi.
Ongoing fire door campaign
The fire door campaign will span the period from September 1st to December 31st 2020. The campaign focuses on the importance of service and maintenance of fire doors and encourages the offshore industry to have an ongoing focus on checking, repairing and replacing fire doors for optimal operation and security.
Rapp Bomek has recently signed an agreement with Sensec Group, a company specialised in solutions for the security market. The cooperation will strengthen Rapp Bomek's position in the market and facilitate further growth and development.
The Swedish company Sensec is specialised in solutions for the security market, with main focus on baggage controls, vehicle controls and security checks of incoming mail/packages. Through the collaboration, Sensec will assist with sales and marketing, and technical support for Rapp Bomek’s product portfolio in the Nordic region, including fire and safety doors, windows and wall systems, as well as other specialty products.
Together with Sensec, Rapp Bomek will offer products that are produced, sold and maintained in the Nordic region. Sensec has an extensive client portfolio, including public buildings and larger museum buildings.
"For some time, we have been looking for a partner that can help strengthen our product portfolio, especially for safety doors. The cooperation with Rapp Bomek is a perfect match for our plans for further growth and development in the Nordic market," says Michael Pettersson, CEO of Sensec Group.
Kurt Kristoffersen, CEO of Rapp Bomek, agrees:
"Our cooperation with Sensec will undoubtedly strengthen Rapp Bomek and create good conditions for further development. Together with Sensec, our sales organisation will be strengthened, enabling us to offer even better solutions to the market. We very much look forward to the collaboration that will serve both companies and, not least, our clients.”
Fires can kill. It is not just the heat of the flames, but the density of the smoke. Designed to act as a barrier that delays the spread of fire and hinders seeping smoke, fire doors give people more time to evacuate and save lives. Or do they? When newly installed and recently certified, fire doors do save lives. But after months and years of wear and tear, their fire saving properties may diminish, unless they are correctly serviced and maintained.
But what is ‘correct service and maintenance’?
In order to fully perform when needed, it is vital that fire doors are fully functional. This basically means that they should, at all times, function as well as when originally certified. This is only possible with regular checks and routine maintenance. Frequency depends on where the door is situated and how it is used. A fire door into the canteen which is used by hundreds of people on a daily basis will have more wear and tear than an emergency exit on the top floor which is hardly ever used.
Regular checks and routine maintenance will reduce the need for repairs, but not completely rule them out. Most parts on a fire door, ranging from gaskets, lock-cases, hinges and handles, to door closers, brakes and pneumatic systems may be repaired, but in some cases, it is more efficient to change the part.
Talk to an expert
We recommend that repairs and replacement of parts should be carried out by qualified personnel who can ensure that fire doors are returned to full operational condition in line with the original fire door classification.
When should a fire door be replaced?
Although the majority of parts on a fire door can be checked, repaired and replaced, thereby returning the door to full working condition, sometimes damage is critical and the entire door must be replaced. Damage to the door leaf, such as bowing/deformation or extensive rust, is the main reason a fire door must be replaced – and even the highest quality fire doors can experience critical damage or unusual wear and tear.
Offshore fire door campaign
From 1st September until 31st December 2020 Rapp Bomek is running a campaign focusing on the importance of the service and maintenance of fire doors, encouraging the offshore industry to Check – Repair – Replace their fire doors and save lives.