Grimsby Pontoon System
Following the completion of a number of offshore and marine projects, we were approached by Grahams Construction to carry out the detailed design for 3 restraint booms that would make up part of a floating pontoon system in Grimsby. Several other companies had tried to complete the design but had struggled, Eadon’s approach of fully understanding the problem before beginning the task enabled us to simplify the fatigue spectrum and thus solve the key design sticking point.
Each steel boom, which weights around 43 tonnes and is 34 metres in length, is designed to anchor the 2400 m2 pontoon in place and is articulated at both ends to allow for tidal movement. They also feature a lightweight walkway to allow for access to the dolphins, which act as fixing structures for the whole pontoon.
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