Twister Roller Coaster
The owners know the importance of protecting steel with zinc. Almost everything in Europe is galvanized.
"The Twister" is a new wooden roller coaster at the Grona Lund amusement park in Sweden. Twister breaks new ground for wooden roller coasters being so extremely compact while still giving the roller coaster rider a thrilling ride. Thanks to its unique yet classic design and state of the art custom made trains, it will appeal to coaster lovers of all ages, both thrill seekers and families. The coaster is located down by the waterfront and takes the riders over the Ghost Train building and both over and under the Jetline and Kvasten roller coasters. Twister interacts with more rides than any other wooden roller coaster in the world.
The Park wanted a Coaster made from environmentally friendly material, but also knew it had to be built in a confined space with the most possible ride for the visitors to the park "Tivoli Grona Lund" (The Green Grove) in Stockholm, Sweden.
This coaster has 2.2 million pounds of steel that is both galvanized and powder coated. The Gravity Group in Cincinnati designed this beautiful steel and wooden ride and National Welding fabricated it. The galvanizer had the responsibility to hot-dip galvanize, powder coat, package, containerize, and protect for the shipment to Sweden. A galvanizer in the UK took care of the touch up and on site galvanizing consulting.
The park originally opened in 1883 and is built on a beautiful water inland area in the heart of very touristy Stockholm. The galvanizer was selected on their ability to galvanize and powder coat, and their knowledge of packaging and shipping overseas. All material arrived on time and assembly was very conducive to the labor force in Sweden. All sections shipped properly in the correct containers, all fasteners were a perfect fit with every hole clean and ready for erection. The job went amazingly well on a very critical schedule to meet all shipping requirements.