Durable aluminium structure and easy maintenance.
The unique modern design of System 2000 floating pontoons comprises special aluminium extrusions, hardwood decking and concrete floats. This system has been developed as a result of Walcon’s continuous research programme and practical experience in aluminium pontoon design and manufacture over the past 35 years.
The System 2000 pontoon design has an aluminium structure laid around tried and tested Walcon expanded polystyrene floats encased in fibre concrete. It is a modular pontoon design that enables most floating platform and walkway layouts to be achieved using standard units. Our customers will have complete flexibility of finger pontoon positioning and a full provision for the increasingly complex service requirements of modern marinas and yacht harbours. Each pontoon has a sensible blend of durability and economy and it is a marina pontoon system suitably robust for use in most sheltered harbour sites worldwide. Should there be the need for them, reinforced versions providing higher various freeboards and greater live loadings are available.
Maintenance services are often an afterthought in marina construction and floating pontoon systems, but easy access to cables and pontoon connections during installation and subsequently for maintenance saves money. System 2000 floating walkways can be fitted with continuous ducts running along both sides of the platforms which give direct access to services and connections without the need to remove decking.
The standard range of interconnected units is comprised of walkway and finger units with a nominal unloaded freeboard of 500mm and 300mm draft. The walkway units may be used for the main concourse and piers of a marina as well as for many other pontoon applications. Standard lengths are 11.46 and 7.46 metres, and standard widths are 1.73, 2.03 and 2.64 metres. Cantilevered finger units are used in conjunction with walkway units to create individual berths. Standard lengths are 4.5, 6.0, 7.5, 9.0 and 10.5 metres. Units are made in a tapered splay design with a minimum width of 760mm. Longer units are available but will be parallel sided and require the support of an end pile.
Aluminium articulating finger pontoons are available in this range, specifically developed for locations with limited water level variations. Comprised of an aluminium frame with a hardwood deck and supported on concreate float, they are suitable for use in rivers or quayside and available with an end pile or as a cantilever.