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Project: Pontoon

Concept and design of the heavyload pontoon “OFFSHORE BHV1”

For load-out of heavy items like complete hulls or modules for offshore constructions the Ro-Ro-method is first choice. In most cases this method is even cheaper and more safe as the equal crane lift. For serial assembling of offshore foundations like the so called “Tripods” at the former “WeserWind GmbH” in Bremerhaven the site was equipped with a railtrack-system. Fitting to that, we worked out a concept and design for a special heavyload pontoon. It carries even the same railtracks as can be found on quayside both at the fabrication site in Bremerhaven’s “Labradorhafen” as well as at the storage area in “Kaiserhafen”. This enables to load and unload the heavy cargo with one and the same system at both quays. The approx. 230ft long and approx. 105ft wide pontoon was dimensioned, designed and drawn by our naval-architect. On the basis of these drawings the pontoon was built by the “Heinrich Rönner Group”. Chartering is carried out by BLG Logistics Group. If no corresponding railtrack is found at quayside, it is certainly possible to load- and unload the pontoon by SPMT.


Our Scope of Work

  • Concept development and determination of requirements
  • Technical specification
  • Design, lay-out and relevant calculations
  • Construction supervision
  • Sales & marketing