Intermarine hands over keys
Scott Gaherty of Intermarine handing over the electronic key of the two new breakwaters for ABP Town Quay Marina to marina manager Lex Bancroft
Scott Gaherty, MD of Intermarine travelled by RIB from his Seawork stand on the final day of the exhibition to hand the electronic key of the two new breakwaters for ABP Town Quay Marina to Lex Bancroft, the marina manager.
The new installations provide a high standard of protection from wind-induced swell. The inner breakwater project comprising seven individual 65 tonne floating concrete units, was designed in collaboration with Ørsta of Norway.At 129 metres long and 5 metres wide, the inner wavebreak is now one of the largest in the UK.
The new outer wavebreak has taken the already large concrete units, extended them to 22 metres, and increased the weight of each of the three new units to 80 tonnes.
Traditionally, large breakwater pontoons are manufactured in mainland Europe and transported to the UK by ship. With this project however, Intermarine decided to build the floating concrete units on site, thereby creating financial savings, environmental benefits, and utilising the best of British materials and skilled labour.
Twelve months on, Intermarine has successfully delivered in an exposed environment during hazardous winter weather conditions, for the Port of Southampton.
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