Company News -

Manuplas® supplies foam-filled barrel buoys to port in Southern England

Manuplas® supplies foam-filled barrel buoys to port in Southern England

image

Barrel buoys (also known as admiralty buoys) have traditionally been made in steel.  This can be problematic for operators due to:

• Need for regular maintenance checks (at least once per year) to check for rust.  When there are signs of rust, it needs to be removed and the buoy repainted.  If the rust is not removed and repaired, there is a significant risk that the buoy will erode enabling water to seep inside, which ultimately will result in the buoy sinking
• Marine growth that needs to be removed
• Depending on the size of the buoy, they can be incredibly heavy to lift out of the water and may need specialist lifting equipment to lift safely

By recommending our lightweight barrel buoys produced using our foam-filled technology, a port in southern England will be able to avoid these issues.  This reduction in maintenance allows our customer to achieve long term cost and maintenance time savings. Using foam-filled technology minimises maintenance and provides self-fendering properties – if the buoys are hit when operational, the damage will be non-existent as the vessel will bounce off.  If the collision had been between a vessel and a steel buoy, there could have be significant damage.

Depending on the operational needs of your port, our barrel buoys can be supplied in different colours and can be produced with features including:

• Radar reflector
• Lights
• Different steel-work configuration

If you would like to discuss your port and the challenges you have, talk to our marine team to find out more about our full range of products and our solutions.

Similar news
image
MS200 system chosen for Aker Solutions Sunrise HVDC platform

Another exciting project for our leading lightweight underdeck insulation system MS200.

See more
image
AIS and KamHaris – a winning partnership in Nigeria

We pride ourselves on our “supply and apply” strategy which means that we both manufacture and apply subsea insulation materials, ensuring that your project is completed to our exacting standards. Our partnership with KamHaris allows for this in Nigeria.

See more
image
Shallow water platforms to benefit from our cable riser system

It’s fantastic to be part of this innovative project that aims to have a contribution to achieving zero net emissions by 2050.

See more

Share your protection challenge

Do you need to protect equipment in an extreme operating environment? Find out how AIS can help.

Get in touch