OFFALY, Ireland – Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has installed a 30-m (98-ft) pontoon for the Montrose Port Authority to service Seagreen, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
The 30-m x 4.4-m (98-ft x 14-ft) heavy-duty pontoon will allow safe berthing and access for crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to the new operations and maintenance base for the wind farm which is currently under construction 27 km (17 mi) off the coast of Angus.
Located on Montrose Port’s South Quay, the new pontoon is topped with GRP decking. This, coupled with the high-level task lighting, ensures safe working conditions for workers and CTV crews all year round, day and night, during the commissioning and ongoing maintenance phases of the offshore wind farm.
Shoreside access to the new berth, and the vessels moored alongside, is via a bespoke 20-m (66-ft) access gangway with a cantilevered shore frame platform.