Following completion of a similar project in Aberdeen Harbour, we were asked by Spanish power company Grupo Cobra to design and manufacture crew transfer vessel berthing facilities for its Kincardine Offshore Windfarm project.
Located inside the historic harbour, space was an issue. We minimised the footprint of the facilities by using a cranked gangway, saving space on the quay. The pontoons were moored to the quayside using vertical H-beams, which is a more cost-effective solution than driving piles.
Ensuring easy access for the commissioning and maintenance crews, we created a 24m x 4m heavy duty pontoon with an exceptionally high 1.2m freeboard to match that of the vessels.
A 200mm rubber D-fender offers increased comfort when berthed alongside while GRP decking suitable for commercial applications and task high level lighting together provide non-slip, year-round safe working conditions, night or day.
Working closely with Grupo Cobra, we’ve created durable berthing for the client’s crew transfer vessels (up to 130T displacement) and safe access to the water for its offshore workforce.