In 2006, Pontoon Works Ltd were 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.
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 were 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.
And once they received the GripClad GRP grating ISO panels, they tested the installation, and once they were happy, the steel was sent to be galvanised and the remaining materials were loaded onto a lorry, in preparation for the long journey to Cape Wrath.
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.
To find out more about other interesting pontoon system solutions Pontoon Works provides to help with working on water, check out their website: www.pontoonworks.co.uk
You can see what other anti-slip solutions we recommend for harbours and docks here.
And if you think our GRP ISO panels might help as an anti-slip flooring solution for your business, give us call on 023 8040 6796.