GRP ISO Open Mesh GRATING for a Ferry Pontoon
In 2006, Pontoon Works Ltd was contacted by a supply chain partner to the MOD to design, supply and install a ferry pontoon capable of moving vehicles, personnel and ammunition for trials off the coast of Cape Wrath. This was done, and the pontoon serviced the military for 11 years.
However, in 2017, a storm damaged part of the existing pontoon ferry. Pontoon Works were once again contacted to supply a replacement.
Pontoon Works used their initial design again to replicate the pontoon ferry along with a galvanised steel frame, but this time contacted GripClad to supply some GRP grating for the base of the pontoon.
How We Helped
- Provided GRP ISO Anti-Slip Grating solution.
- Military staff protected against slipping when using the pontoon on consistently wet surfaces
- Built to meet previous pontoon's dimensions
- Trusted Safety Solution
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Why Fibreglass Grating ?
Becuase it is very cost effective, light weight and offering the best corrosion resistance together with excellent anti-slip properties.
Other benefits include:
- Design life of 25 years
- Proven to be stronger than metal gratings
- Superior slip resistance
- Endless Application Possibilities
- Corrosion and chemical resistance
- Fire Resistance
- Available in a range of colours
The GRP grating was required to provide stability to the vehicles and goods that were to be placed on the pontoon. The pontoon and steel frame was assembled in the Pontoon Works yard prior to galvanising and measured to ensure that the correct size of GRP grating was ordered.
GripClad provided GRP ISO panels, which were cut down to order for this ferry pontoon. We worked very closely with Pontoon Works to ensure everything was supplied and delivered in a timely manner.
Cape Wrath Pontoon:
Pontoon Works Repair
On completion of the installation in Cape Wrath the ferry pontoon was put to work almost immediately, transporting the vehicles, ammunition and personnel from the mainland to a military-owned island for their trials.