Pontoon Technology

Technical Data

· Strength of Concrete: 40 N/mm2 reinforced plastic fiber concrete, with exposure grade conforming to European EN 206-1 standard;

· Foam Core: expanded polystyrene with density of 15 kg/m3;

· Anchoring System: pile guide anchoring system (steel pile guide), elastic mooring system, shore slide rail anchoring system

Pontoon Diagram

Explanation Detail

1.Concrete Dock Float

A standard concrete dock float is with 5-sided concrete surface layer whose average thickness can reach to 100mm, and the uniform live load of a float is 5kPa. To avoid seawater corrosion and prolong service life of the product, concrete dock floats are made of high-performance concrete and hot-dip galvanized steel bars. With enough floats weight and flexible pontoon connection system, more floating monomer pontoons can be connected in a whole to form a strong wave barrier, which makes the pontoon system more stable and safe.

2. Single Finger Pontoon

A finger pontoon below 20 meters usually adopts single floating structure. A finger pontoon of the super yacht berth over 20 meters is jointed by double or multiple floats structures, the overall structural performance is excellent.

3. Pontoon Connection System

Flexible thru-rods and pressure-resistant rubber blocks are used to form a connection system between floating monomer pontoons. Within a certain range, the flexible thru-rods can be form universal joints, which can adopt to wave from all direction. As a buffer system, Pressure-resistant rubber block can reduce the extrusion between floating pontoons and eliminate the noise generated at the joint.

4. Triangle Steel Frame

The high-strength triangle steel frame is a reliable connector between the main pontoon and the finger pontoon, which can make the finger pontoon more stable and fixed. Meanwhile the triangle steel frame can provide installation space for public service facilities and increase the utilization rate of pontoon berths.

5. Internal Utility Access for Concealed PVC Pipes and Open Trenches of Electricity & Water 

Standard pontoon products are with concealed PVC pipes and corresponding pipes and lines for water, electricity and hose reel based on berths configuration. No exposed pipelines can be seen while walking on the pontoons, it makes the whole pontoon system more beautiful and cleaner.

The heavy-duty pontoon products are with enough space for the open service trenches to meet different countries’ approval standards of water, electricity and hose reel etc, and are convenient to installation works. Enough space for the open services trenches facilitates dealing with extreme power, water and electricity supply and sewage discharge etc of super yacht facilities. All service trenches are covered with Fiber-Reinforced Plastic(FRP) plates whose color can be customized.

6 .Hydropower Manhole

Embedded manholes can provide convenient accesses for all public facilities, and facilitate installation works of hydropower pipelines, as well as the inspection and maintenance works. Optional FRP cover plates are with seamless and cohesive appearance, and different surface patterns (such as yacht club name or logo etc) can be customized on the cover plate.

7. Pile Guide

Goodock’s unique design of the adjustable roller of pile guide can adjust to the optimum distance between piles and rollers, which greatly improves the mechanical performance of a whole floating pontoon system.