Newhaven breakwater provides berthing for Rampion wind farm vessels

Feb. 14, 2024
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has installed a floating concrete breakwater at the Port of Newhaven, southern England.

Offshore staff

NEWHAVEN, UKInland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has installed a floating concrete breakwater at the Port of Newhaven, southern England.

This is designed to provide year-round safe berthing for crew transfer vessels (CTVs) serving the Rampion offshore wind farm, which is operated by RWE Renewables.

The operations and maintenance base at the port includes offices, warehousing, and berthing and quayside facilities for the wind farm commissioning and maintenance vessels.

IMCS worked with civil engineering firm Knights Brown to design and install a 90-m concrete breakwater with a 1-m freeboard, for berthing CTV vessels up to 140 t displacement.

The 4- to 5-m wide floating structure, with external pile guides, provides space for associated electrical, water, lighting and fuel services. Its concrete pontoon, manufactured in pre-cast facilities in Banagher, Ireland, has a 200-mm rubber D-fender.

02.14.2024

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