The unique modern design of System 2000 floating pontoons comprises special aluminium extrusions, hardwood decking and concrete floats. It has been developed as a result of Walcons continuous research programme and practical experience in aluminium pontoon design and manufacture over the past 35 years.
The System 2000 pontoon design has the following features:
Aluminium structure using specially commissioned extrusions
Tried and tested Walcon expanded polystyrene floats encased in fibre concrete
A modular pontoon design enabling most floating platform and walkway layouts to be achieved using standard units
Complete flexibility of finger pontoon positioning
Full provision for the increasingly complex service requirements of modern marinas and yacht harbours
A sensible blend of durability and economy
A marina pontoon system suitably robust for use in most sheltered harbour sites worldwide
Reinforced versions providing higherVarious freeboards and greater live loadings are available
Durable aluminium structure
Considerable care has been taken through extensive long-term testing to ensure that the aluminium alloy used is suitable for use in marine environments. A series of tests were conducted on System 2000 modular pontoon prototype units to establish their structural adequacy.
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.